Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes
ODSCT provides information, technical assistance, and policy coordination in support of Indian self-determination. ODSCT is the primary focal point for Title I, Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, activities and implementation and Direct Service Tribes (DST). ODSCT provides Agency leadership and advocacy for DST in the development of health policy program management, budget allocation and advises the IHS Director and senior management on DST issues and concerns. ODSCT also coordinates and collaborates with Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee to host a national forum for all tribal leaders to discuss best practices, partnerships and resources to improve the Indian health care delivery system.