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National Indian Health Board (California Area Representative)

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) represents tribal governments that operate their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, and those receiving health care directly from the IHS.  The NIHB is a non-profit organization that provides the following services to Tribes:  advocacy, policy formation and analysis, legislative and regulatory tracking, research on Indian health issues, program development and assessment, and training and technical assistance.

NIHB presents the tribal perspective while monitoring, reporting on, and responding to federal legislation and regulations.  The NIHB staff maintains communication with Area Health Boards and National Indian organizations.

The NIHB Board of Directors conducts an annual national American Indian and Alaska Native people consumer conference.  Meetings are held four times a year.  The nomination letter is to be submitted by a Tribe to the California Tribal Advisory Committee for the California Area Indian Health Service.


Lisa Elgin, Tribal Administrator, Manchester Point Arena