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National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Tribal Public Health Accreditation (TPHA) Advisory Board

NIHB was funded in 2008 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to conduct a project to assess the feasibility of the promotion of voluntary public health accreditation and public health standards in Indian country.  The objectives of the project were to establish a tribal advisory committee, gather information and input on voluntary public health accreditation in Indian country, including benefits, challenges and barriers, and to develop a strategic plan that summarizes the work and makes recommendations for next steps.  Through that initial process, the TPHA Advisory Board continues to provide a forum wherein tribal representatives advise the Public Health Accreditation Board regarding the standards and measures they are seeking to implement in the voluntary public health accreditation process.




California Area Representative

Charles Magruder, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service/California Area Office
Phone:  (916) 930-3981, ext. 367
Fax:  (916) 930-3951