Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening
Request for Applications
Applications due Friday, December 7, 2018
Cancer is a serious concern in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Although cancer rates vary by region, cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers are among the five most common in AI/AN women, and colorectal is among the top five for AI/AN men. Cancer deaths are decreasing in white populations, while cancer deaths are rising in AI/AN communities. Additionally, whites typically live longer than AI/ANs after being diagnosed with cancer.
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce a second call for applications for a Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening award. This funding will provide awards of up to $8,000 to nine (9) Tribal clinics/programs. Funding will be used to participate in a second round of pilot testing of a toolkit developed by NIHB. This toolkit has been developed to share implementation guidelines for the priority evidence-based interventions (EBIs) found in the Community Guide to Preventive Services (Community Guide) Strategies. This action guide is designed specifically for Tribal health systems interested in increasing high-quality, population-based breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings. The funded pilot project is expected to run for a 3-month time period from approximately January to April 2019.
TO APPLY: The request for applications (RFAs) can be downloaded, completed as a Word document, and then turned into a PDF for submission. Completed applications are due to NIHB via email by Friday, December 7, 2018, by 11:59pm Eastern Time.