November 06, 2018
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.  

NIHB will host a
Pre-Application Webinar
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 4:00-5:00 pm ET

Additional questions about this RFA may be directed to
Breannon Babbel, 

NIHB and CDC staff will not answer any questions or provide any information that may provide an unfair advantage to any applicants.