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UNITY Youth Invited to Participate in the National Indian Health Board Advisory Committee

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is seeking Native youth leaders to become a part of a Tribal Youth Health Advisory Committee (TYHAC). This is a great opportunity for UNITY youth to become involved in issues facing Native youth in their communities.

The TYHAC will be comprised of youth representatives from all twelve IHS service areas to provide a comprehensive perspective of tribal public health issues. These tribal youth leaders will advise the NIHB and staff of the public health issues facing youth in Indian Country.

To view additional information provided by the NIHB about the youth committee, click on the title of this story.

NIHB Tribal Youth Healthcare Advisory Committee (TYHAC)

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), established in 1972, serves all Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribal governments by advocating for the improvement of health care delivery to AI/ANs, as well as upholding the Federal government’s trust responsibility to AI/AN Tribal governments.

The NIHB Tribal Youth Healthcare Advisory Committee (TYHAC) was brought to the NIHB as a resolution in September of 2011; the resolution passed and was adopted by the Board.

NIHB Tribal Youth Healthcare Advisory Committee (TYHAC)

Vision: To improve the health and wellbeing of all American Indian and Alaska Native Youth

Goal: The NIHB TYHAC will provide a national platform for tribal youth representatives to:

  1. Share information about public health issues affecting Indian Country,

  2. Identify urgent public health needs in AI/AN communities

  3. Provide youth driven approaches to addressing these issues and needs

The TYHAC will be comprised of youth representatives from all twelve IHS service areas to provide a comprehensive perspective of tribal public health issues. These tribal youth leaders will advise the NIHB and staff of the public health issues facing youth in Indian Country. The NIHB will support the TYHAC and help to identify and develop a youth driven strategic plan to address tribal public health.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Join the National Indian Health Board Facebook page!!!

www.facebook.com/NationalIndianHealthBoard

Share your health promotion and disease prevention stories of how you positively impacted your community’s health. Share on Facebook or Email Blake Harper @ [email protected]

NIHB will host a NIHB TYHAC Facebook Group so that each and every one of you can stay connected and involved in helping to improve the health and wellbeing of all AI/AN Youth!

Join the National Youth Healthcare Advisory Committee by emailing Blake Harper @ [email protected] or call @ 202-507-4081! Please include your name, email address, and one (1) reason why you want to be a part of the Committee.

Check out more information on NIHB @ www.nihb.org