The First Meeting of the American Indian and Alaska Native Health Research Advisory Council was held on May 16-18, 2006.
It was decided that the HRAC Council would be established to provide the Department of Health and Human Services a venue for
consulting with Tribes about health research priorities and needs in
AI/AN communities and collaborative approaches in addressing these issues and needs.
The Health Research Advisory Council serves three primary functions:
- Obtaining input from tribal leaders on health research priorities and needs for their communities.
- Providing a forum through which HHS operating and staff divisions can better communicate and coordinate AI/AN health research activities.
- Providing a conduit for disseminating information to Tribes about research findings from studies focusing on the health of AI/AN populations.