Federal Advisory Bodies and Committees
Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages
Provides advice and recommendations on policy and program development to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concerning the activities under Title VII, Part D of the Public Health Service Act. Topics addressed include Area Health Education Centers, geriatrics, rural health, allied health, podiatry, chiropractic, mental and behavioral health, graduate psychology, pain care, and quality improvement and patient safety.
Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
Advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concerning medicine and dentistry. Members are health professionals representing the primary care professions/disciplines of family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, preventive medicine, physician assistants, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, and dental hygiene.
Council on Graduate Medical Education
Provides an ongoing assessment of physician workforce trends, training issues, and financing policies. Advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Government Accountability Office
An independent, nonpartisan agency that examines how taxpayer dollars are spent and provides Congress and federal agencies with objective, reliable information to help the government save money and work more efficiently.
Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
A nonpartisan congressional agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) policy, including issues on payment, access to care, and healthcare reform. Includes statistical reports.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
A nonpartisan legislative branch agency that provides the U.S. Congress with analysis and policy advice on the Medicare program. Examines access to care, quality of care, and other issues affecting Medicare.
National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice
Advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress on policy issues related to the Title VIII programs administered by the HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce Division of Nursing. Includes nurse workforce supply, education, and delivery of nursing services.
National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps
Comprised of clinicians and healthcare experts who possess knowledge of underserved communities with a shortage of primary care professionals. Provides recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services related to the priorities and operation of the National Health Service Corps program.