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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee

The IHS Director established the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee (TLDC) in 1998 after the successful Tribal consultation process helped determine the mechanism for distributing Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) funds.

The TLDC makes recommendations to the IHS Director on broad-based policy and advocacy priorities for diabetes and related chronic conditions. The TLDC also plays a key role in ensuring that the IHS consults with Tribes before making decisions on diabetes treatment and prevention efforts.

The Committee consists of the following people:

  • One elected Tribal Leader from each of the 12 IHS Areas
  • One federal representative
  • One technical advisor from each of the following groups: Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee, National Congress of American Indians, National Council of Urban Indian Health, National Indian Health Board, and Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee
TLDC meeting in a conference room.

Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee Resources

Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee Directory

Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee Charter

Fact Sheet on the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee

Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee Meetings

Tribal Leaders Letters Show details icon Show details

Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools (DETS) Program – The DETS Project is part of a national effort to decrease the incidence and improve the care of type 2 diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives. The DETS Project is a K-12 curriculum that has a multidisciplinary approach.

The Eagle Books Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov – A series of four books that are brought to life by wise animal characters who engage Rain That Dances and his young friends in the joy of physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning from their elders about health and diabetes prevention. To order copies of the books and DVD go to the Online Catalog.

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention | Phone: (505) 248-4182 | Fax: (505) 248-4188 | diabetesprogram@ihs.gov