Outer Pacific Committee
What is the Outer Pacific Committee?
The Outer Pacific Committee is an Interagency Committee, chaired by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Region 9. We bring together staff working on programs in the U.S. Territories (American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam) and the Freely Associated States (The Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau). The purpose of the group is to share information about federal programs affecting the communities and work on common issues. For more information about the Outer Pacific and how they govern see, Outer Islands Formation, Governance, and Descriptions.
Workgroup Project Page
If you work on Pacific Island issues and want to learn more about this group or sign up for our email distribution list, contact Mr. Subroto Banerji, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, at 415-437-8114 or Subroto.Banerji@hhs.gov
Important Links & Documents
- Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
- Republic of the Marshall Islands
- The Federated States of Micronesia
- The Republic of Palau
- American Samoa
- Agency for International Development
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs
- Department of State, East Asia, and Pacific Affairs
- Environmental Protection Agency, Pacific Office
- Payu-ta Inc.
- Pacific Island Health Officers Association
- Administration for Native Americans – Pacific Region
- The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
- Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum
What is the Tribal Committee?
The Tribal Committee is made up of federal managers and staff who work with Native American Tribes throughout the west. Most of the members are located in the Bay Area, and we include staff from Arizona, Nevada, and northern California. The purpose of the group is to share information about federal programs affecting tribes. One of the main goals of the group is to become familiar with other federal Tribal programs so everyone can become an ambassador to the Tribes and be able to represent the Federal Government’s programs. The committee members share their upcoming events and encourage federal staff from other agencies to attend.
If you work on tribes and want to learn more about this group and get on its distribution list, contact, Sara Russell (email@example.com), (415) 625-7723.
Pacific Southwest Links
- EPA Regional Tribal Operations Committee
- HUD Southwest Office of Native American Programs
- Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service – California
- Department Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service – Phoenix
- Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service – Tucson
- Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service – Navajo
- Tribal Leaders Directory, BIA
- Federally Recognized Tribes, Federal Register Notice
- U.S. Map of Federally Recognized Tribes, BIA
- BIA FAQs
- BIA – Office of Self-Governance
- HHS – Administration for Native Americans
- Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Resources for Native Americans