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Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages


About the Committee


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Designated Federal Officer (DFO) - Joan Weiss,  PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN

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About the Committee


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:  

  • to prepare and submit to the Secretary; the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (formerly the Committee on Labor and Human Resources) of the Senate; and the Committee on Energy and Commerce (formerly the Committee on Commerce) of the House of Representatives, an annual report describing the activities of the Advisory Committee, including findings and recommendations made by the Committee concerning these activities;
  • to develop, publish, and implement performance measures for programs;
  • to develop and publish guidelines for longitudinal evaluations for these programs; and
  • to recommend appropriation levels for these programs.

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 Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 

About the Committee

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Charter (PDF - 116 KB)