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Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee (TLDC)

Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee (TLDC) meeting

The IHS Director established the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee (TLDC) in 1998 after the successful Tribal consultation process helped determine the mechanism for distributing Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) funds.

The TLDC makes recommendations to the IHS Director on broad-based policy and advocacy priorities for diabetes and related chronic conditions. The TLDC also plays a key role in ensuring that the IHS consults with Tribes before making decisions on diabetes treatment and prevention efforts.

The Committee consists of the following people:

  • One elected Tribal Leader from each of the 12 IHS Areas
  • One federal representative
  • One technical advisor from each of the following groups: Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee, National Congress of American Indians, National Council of Urban Indian Health, National Indian Health Board, and Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee
 

Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee Resources

 

Tribal Leader Letters

  • IHS Director Tribal Leader Letters – Recent Tribal Leader Letters regarding the SDPI grant programs are provided below:
    • July 22, 2016: [PDF – 48KB] The Principal Deputy Director writes to update Tribal Leaders on the Indian Health Service (IHS) Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) and its fiscal year (FY) 2016 Community-Directed (C-D) grant application process.
    • June 29, 2015: [PDF – 47KB] Mr. McSwain provides Tribal Leaders with his decisions on the fiscal year 2016 funding distribution and formula for the Indian Health Service Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
 

Urban Leader Letters

  • IHS Director Urban Leader Letters – Recent Urban Indian Organization Leader Letters regarding the SDPI grant programs are provided below:
    • July 22, 2016: [PDF – 64KB] The Principal Deputy Director writes to update Urban Indian Organization Leaders on the Indian Health Service (IHS) Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) and its fiscal year (FY) 2016 Community-Directed (C-D) grant application process.
    • June 29, 2015: [PDF – 21KB] Mr. McSwain provides Urban Indian Organization Leaders with his decisions on the fiscal year 2016 funding distribution and formula for the Indian Health Service Special Diabetes Program for Indians.