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Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based LinkagesAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number5272
Original Establishment Date11/13/1998Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*16
Current Charter Date3/24/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Senior Advisor, Health Resources and Services Administration
Date Of Renewal Charter3/24/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Joan
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Weiss
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 294fDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 443-0430
Effective Date Of Authority*11/13/1998Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-443-0162
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee met three times in FY 2019 to review the goals of the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) programs supporting interdisciplinary community-based programs, and make recommendations to the Secretary of HHS and Congress, accordingly. The first meeting was held on October 30, 2018 via conference call/webinar. At this meeting, the Committee decided to make recommendations focused on "Promoting the Inclusion of Population Health at the Nexus of Primary Health Care Delivery and Public Health." The second meeting was held on May 16-17, 2019, and was held in-person and via conference call/webinar at HRSA. The Committee heard presentations from HRSA leadership, program staff, and leaders in the field of population health and public health which informed discussions on the topic. An Ethics update was also provided. The third meeting was held on August 14, 2018, via conference call/webinar. A presentation was given on "The Role of Relationships in Patient Engagement and Data Analysis" and another presentation was given by HRSA staff on the Bureau of Health Workforce's new Performance Data Tool. The remainder of the time was spent on discussion of the Committee's 17th report.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee membership represents a balance among health professions disciplines which are interdisciplinary and community-based; has broad geographic representation with a balance between rural and urban communities; and demonstrates appropriate representation of women and minorities. The members of the Committee represent program entities cited in the legislation, i.e., the Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement program, the Quentin N. Burdick Program for Rural Interdisciplinary Training, Allied Health and Other Disciplines including Chiropractic and Podiatric Medicine, Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee met three times in FY 2019 and is planning to meet three times in FY 2020. The nature and scope of work attended by the grant programs included under Title VII, Part D, has resulted in a broad collaborative agenda to be undertaken by the Committee. Even with a tightly organized agenda, three meetings per year appears to be appropriate to meet the changing needs of these programs, all of which are expanding to meet the growing demand for a better prepared workforce.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The nexus of the Committee's work is on interdisciplinary, community-based perspectives regarding traditional and non-traditional approaches to preparing a health workforce capable of utilizing the knowledge and competencies of all health professions disciplines to meet local and national health care needs. Collaboration, integrative partnerships, interprofessional service systems, and comprehensive health care that integrates primary care with geriatrics and behavioral/mental health care are the working concepts the Committee members use to analyze existing education and training policies and render both strategic and statutory recommendations and advice to the Secretary of HHS, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives. There is no other standing Committee or source that can provide such inputs or perspectives on interdisciplinary health workforce development.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A Meetings are open.
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee completed the 17th report entitled, "Preparing the Current and Future Health Care Workforce for Interprofessional Practice in Sustainable, Age-Friendly Health Systems." The report can be found on the Committee's website at
The Committee is working on its 18th report entitled, "Promoting the Inclusion of Population Health at the Nexus of Primary Health Care Delivery and Public Health."


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentFrom 2009 - 2011, the then Bureau of Health Professions (now Bureau of Health Workforce) supported one-day All Advisory Committee Meetings with members of four of the five Bureau's Advisory Committees (Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages, Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, Council on Graduate Medical Education, and National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice). An outcome of these meetings was that the Committees came to consensus and developed a definition of interprofessional education. This definition was used in the Bureau's funding opportunity announcements. This outcome resulted in effective grant making.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*153Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe ACICBL recommendations are broad in depth and scope. As a result, there have not been a significant number of recommendations that have been fully or partially implemented. Recommendations that have not been implemented focus on requests for appropriations, legislative changes, changes to accreditation standards for health professions education, and changes for health professions licensing bodies.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*24.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentFully implement recommendations are documented for 37 of the 153 recommendations. HRSA fully implemented two recommendations from the 14th report. These recommendations focus on educating and training the workforce to provide culturally competent, person-centered care that includes shared decision-making. HRSA fully implemented three recommendations from the 9th report. These recommendations focus on advancing interprofessional education by convening major accrediting bodies and educational leaders to produce a position statement to guide interprofessional curricula development and promote concurrence in accreditation requirements across professions; support the development of interprofessional education evaluation tools, and share core interprofessional competencies. A total of 18 recommendations were fully implemented from the fourth (4 recommendations), fifth (6 recommendations), and sixth (5 recommendations) reports. Examples of some of the recommendations that were implemented included changes to funding opportunity announcements; collaboration and partnership development to prepare a culturally competent and diverse workforce; telehealth education; development of interdisciplinary performance and outcome measures; linkages of health professions education with community health centers, rural health clinics, and other community-based sites, and improvements in patient health outcomes.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*30.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentPartially implement recommendations are documented for 46 of the 153 recommendations. HRSA partially implemented 4 recommendations from the 17th report by requiring Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program grant recipients to transform clinical training environments into integrated geriatrics and primary care systems to become age-friendly health systems that incorporate the principles of value-based care and alternative-payment models. Congress partially implemented one recommendation from the 15th report by increasing the appropriations in FY 2017 and 2018 for Behavioral Health Workforce development programs. HRSA partially implemented one recommendation from the 14th report by sharing the HHS Education and Training curriculum on Multiple Chronic Conditions to key stakeholders and its Bureau of Health Workforce grantees. HRSA partially implemented three recommendations from the 13th report. These recommendations focus on establishing or strengthening academic programs and community-based clinical practices to educate the workforce to provide interprofessional and population-focused care. HRSA partially implemented 4 recommendations in the 12th report. These recommendations focused on providing interdisciplinary education to address the needs of populations. HRSA partially implemented six recommendations from the sixth report. These recommendations focused on providing interdisciplinary education to address the links between oral health and systemic health.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe Designated Federal Official is Dr. Joan Weiss at or 301-443-0430.
Agency Feedback CommentDuring each scheduled Advisory Committee meeting, representatives from various levels of the HRSA leadership provide updates to the Committee respective to recommendations and other relevant information.Narrative Description*The Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (the Committee) provides advice and recommendations on a broad range of issues dealing with programs and activities authorized under Title VII, Part D of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Affordable Care Act.The Committee was created by Congress to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary and to the Congress specific to HRSA/BHW programs that support interdisciplinary, community-based training. The Committee reviews and offers recommendations on Agency and Bureau programmatic matters in the disciplines of: Area Health Education Centers, Geriatrics, Allied Health, Chiropractic, Podiatric Medicine, the Quentin N. Burdick Program for Rural, Interdisciplinary Training, and Mental and Behavioral Health Training. The Committee is the single entity in existence which performs this function for the Department.The Advisory Committee supports the Agency's mission to provide national leadership, program resources, and services needed to improve access to culturally competent, high quality health care. The Committee addresses Goal 1: Improve Access to Quality Health Care and Services; Goal 2: Strengthen the Health Workforce; and Goal 4: Improve Health Equity.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$31,900.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$51,040.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$176,248.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$182,783.00
Payments to Consultants*$1,975.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$2,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$12,450.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$24,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$29,997.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$38,730.00
Total Costs$252,570.00Est. Total Next FY*$298,553.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.08Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.08
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034748Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2018
 COM-001734Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2017
 COM-002591Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2016
 COM-004182Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2015
 COM-004479Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2014
 COM-006146Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2013
 COM-006905Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2012
 COM-008261Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2011
 COM-009032Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2010
 COM-010073Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2009
 COM-010981Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2008
 COM-012266Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2007
 COM-012582Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2006
 COM-013927Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2005
 COM-014521Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2004
 COM-015701Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2003
 COM-016528Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2002
 COM-017855Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2001
 COM-018446Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages2000
 COM-019594Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages1999