American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN)
Tribal Affairs and Policy
Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy
The Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP) is an office within SAMHSA, which serves as the primary point of contact for tribal governments, tribal organizations, federal departments and agencies, and other governments and agencies on behavioral health issues facing American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in the United States. SAMHSA’s efforts reflect a commitment to upholding the federal government’s historical and unique legal relationship with American Indian tribes through consultation, outreach, education, and engagement
SAMHSA addresses mental health and substance use issues among American Indians and Alaska Natives through the National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda and other initiatives.