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HHS Secretary Sebelius establishes Tribal Advisory Committee

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the creation of a new Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee.

“The establishment of a tribal advisory committee at the Secretarial level will create a coordinated, department-wide strategy to incorporate tribal guidance on HHS priorities, policies and budget, improve the Government-to-Government relationship, and mechanisms for continuous improvement with our partnership with Indian Tribes,” Sebelius said in a press release. “We are committed to continually improving our relationship with Indian Country and building healthier communities.”

The committee will be composed of representatives from the 12 areas of the Indian Health Service, plus five national representatives. Nominations are being accepted until October 29.

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Press Release: Secretary Sebelius Announces New Tribal Advisory Committee (HHS 10/7)