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Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee (DSTAC)

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The Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee (DSTAC) was established in 2005 to provide leadership that advises the Indian Health Service (IHS) Director on the development of health policy and participates in IHS decision-making that affects the delivery of health care. DSTAC also offers advocacy and policy guidance by regularly providing recommendations to the Agency. The DSTAC is comprised of elected/appointed Tribal Leaders from ten (10) IHS Areas with Direct Service Tribes. Technical assistance for the DSTAC is provided by IHS Headquarters and Area-level staff.

Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee Listing [PDF - 872 KB]


Greg Abrahamson
Vice Chairman
Spokane Tribe of Indians

Vice Chair
Jordan Joaquin
Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe

Donnie Garcia
Albuquerque Indian Health Board

DSTAC Quarterly Meetings

DSTAC 1st Quarterly Meeting
When: October 21, 2021
Location: Virtual

DSTAC 2nd Quarterly Meeting (with Budget Formulation)
When: February 17, 2021
Location: Virtual


DSTAC 3rd Quarterly Meeting
When: May 19, 2022
Location: Virtual

DSTAC 4th Quarterly Meeting
Direct Service Tribes National Meeting
When: August 18, 2022
Location: Zoom

DSTAC Area Reports

Q3 Area Reports