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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 - 129 KB]


Terri Parton
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

Vice Chair
Greg Abrahamson
Vice Chairman
Spokane Tribe of Indians

Treasurer / Secretary
Donnie Garcia
Council Member
Jicarilla Apache Nation

DSTAC Quarterly Meetings

DSTAC 1st Quarterly Meeting
When: October 2-3, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

DSTAC 2nd Quarterly Meeting
When: March 12-13, 2019
Location: Arlington, VA

DSTAC 3rd Quarterly Meeting
When: May 29-30, 2019
Location: Rapid City, SD

DSTAC 4th Quarterly Meeting
When: Week of July 29th, 2019
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Direct Service Tribes National Meeting
When: Week of July 30th - 31st, 2019
Location: Albuquerque, NM

DSTAC Quarterly Presentations

Q1 Presentations

Q2 Presentations

Q3 Presentations

DSTAC Area Reports

Q1 Area Reports

Q2 Area Reports

Q3 Area Reports

Q4 Area Reports