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Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee (DSTAC)

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The Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee (DSTAC) was established in 2005 to provide leadership that advises the Indian Health Service (IHS) Director on the development of health policy and participates in IHS decision-making that affects the delivery of health care. DSTAC also offers advocacy and policy guidance by regularly providing recommendations to the Agency. The DSTAC is comprised of elected/appointed Tribal Leaders from nine (9) IHS Areas with Direct Service Tribes. Technical assistance for the DSTAC is provided by IHS Headquarters and Area-level staff.

Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee Listing [PDF - 134 KB]


Greg Abrahamson
Vice Chairman
Spokane Tribe of Indians

Vice Chair
Alicia Mousseau
Vice President
Oglala Sioux Tribe

Donnie Garcia
Albuquerque Indian Health Board

FY 24 DSTAC Quarterly Meetings

Quarterly Meeting dates subject to change

DSTAC 1st Quarterly Meeting
When: December 21st, 2023
Location: Virtual

DSTAC 2nd Quarterly Meeting (with Budget Formulation)
When: February, 15th - 16th 2024
Location: Crystal City, Arlington VA


DSTAC 3rd Quarterly Meeting
When: May, 2024
Location: TBA

DSTAC 4th Quarterly Meeting
When: August, 2024
Location: TBA