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The National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps

  The National Advisory Council (NAC) on the National Health Service Corps

  (NHSC) is a body of clinicians and health care administrators who possess

  knowledge of underserved communities and health care implementation

  and improvement. This cadre of health care experts can serve as a

  frontline’ source of information to NHSC senior level management. NAC is

  Committed to effectively implementing its mandate to advise the Secretary

  and, by designation, the Administrator, Health Resources and Services



  The NAC will:


  • Serve as a forum to identify the priorities for the NHSC and bring forward and anticipate future program issues and concerns through ongoing communication with program staff, professional organizations, communities and program participants;
  • Function as a sounding board for proposed policy changes by  utilizing the varying levels of expertise represented on the Council to advise on specific program areas; and
  • Develop and distribute White Papers and briefs that clearly state issues and/or concerns relating to the NHSC with specific recommendations for necessary policy revisions.


More Information on NAC Activities:

·         Charter and Legislation

·         Current and Past members

·         Meeting process and summaries

·         Reports and Recommendations

·         Contact Information



Success Stories



Rebuilding Community and Improving Mental Health in the Aleutian Islands

From every point of view, Leslie Bennett, a mental health clinician in King Cove, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, is sitting top of the world. A graduate of St. Louis University, Missouri, with a master's of social work, Bennett works for Eastern Aleutian Tribes Incorporated at its Behavioral Health Clinic. She regularly travels further north by bush plane to remote Aleut villages requiring her services.



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Reviewed 5/30/2003