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IHS Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee (TLDC)

 

The TLDC provides leadership, guidance, and recommendations to the IHS and other government agencies on issues related to diabetes and related chronic health conditions among American Indians and Alaska Natives.  The committee makes recommendations on diabetes-related policy and advocacy issues; provides advice and guidance to ensure that appropriate cultural traditions and values are incorporated in program development, research and community-based activities; offers guidance to other organizations; and serves as a tribal advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Native Diabetes Wellness Programs.  Meetings are held four times a year.

Representative Alternate
Rosemary Nelson, Tribal Delegate, Pit River Tribe

Dominica Valencia, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians

California Area Representative

Helen Maldonado, PA-C, CDE
Area Diabetes Consultant, Indian Health Service/California Area Office
Phone:  (916) 930-3981, ext. 332
Fax:  (916) 930-3953
Helen.Maldonado@ihs.gov