|Carole Anne Heart|
11th Annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health
Carole Anne Heart is an enrolled member of the Rosebud SiouxTribe (Sicangu Lakota) /Yankton Sioux (Ihanktowan Dakota) Nations. She has lived the majority of her life on or near Indian reservations.
In her present position as Executive Director of the Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, she administers programs to serve the health needs of tribal people residing in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa . Her position requires keen analytical skills and creative thinking, as well as in deep knowledge of tribal affairs, politics and law in order to balance the health needs of seventeen reservations and two urban health clinics, serving approximately 200,000 Indian people.
Ms. Heart, is a past president of the National Indian Education Association, the largest Indian organization in the country that advocates for education issues and has served as sponsors a widely attended national conference annually, presses for policy changes and monitors education issues for its constituency. She also serves as the Chair of the Direct Service Tribes Planning Committee, the organization representing the health needs of Direct Service Tribes, which is over half of the Tribes in the U.S. She was elected to the position of Co-Chair of the 2007 HIS Budget Formulation Workgroup.
She was a political appointee, Senior Advisor to the Director of Indian Health Service (IHS), in Rockville, Maryland , the agency charged with administering the health needs of all Indian people and Tribes in the U.S.
|Last updated May 04, 2012|