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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

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Who Should Attend

The DST National Meeting is primarily to discuss and address health issues and challenges affecting the DST and Indian Country. The DST are tribes who receive primary health care services from the Indian Health Service. These services includes: direct patient care such as internal medicine, pediatrics, women's health, and dental and optometry services.

This meeting is open to anyone, preferably Tribal Leaders/staff and health administrators/staff, DST/staff, DST Advisory Committee Area Representatives, National Organizations, Federal staff from local, Area, National levels (DST Advisory Committee Federal Liaisons), and other interested parties that has an interest learning about DST.

This meeting provides an opportunity for Tribal leaders to learn of the changing health environment, and the impact of congressional, federal, structural and policy changes regarding their health care services. This meeting also provides Tribal leaders an opportunity to collaborate with other leaders on the common health issues and concerns that all face as well as bring forward their specific Tribal health issues to the key leadership.