The Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (Advisory Committee) is authorized by section 757 (42 U.S.C. 294f) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148. The Advisory Committee is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), as amended, which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.
The Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on a broad range of issues dealing with programs and activities authorized under Title VII, Part D of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act.
Additional responsibilities under Part D, Title VII of the PHS Act include:
The Advisory Committee consists of sixteen members appointed by the Secretary. Members are appointed based on their competence, interest, and knowledge of the mission of the profession involved for a term of three years. Coordination, management, and operational services are provided by the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).