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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. TLDC makes recommendations to the IHS Director on broad-based policy and advocacy priorities for diabetes and related chronic conditions as well as recommend a process for distribution of Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) funds.

TLDC consists of the following members:
  • One elected or duly-appointed Tribal Leader from each of the 12 IHS Areas
  • One federal representative

In addition, one technical advisor from each of the following Native organizations serve in an advisory (non-voting) capacity to TLDC: 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


Urban Leader Letters