Both awards were created to recognize excellence, achievement, and innovations that are above and beyond the call of service. NIHB recognizes that public health is a traditional Native value, that behavioral health is important to Native health and wellness, and that Tribes have led the way in creating and implementing public and behavioral health programming and services that align not only with contemporary needs, but with cultural beliefs as well. Each award will highlight the work and vision of a Tribe, individual, organization, or program that has worked to improve health status or outcomes, implement new programming, address long standing health disparities, and/or increase the visibility of Tribal public or behavioral health concerns.
NIHB will present the Native Public Health Innovation awards at the 10th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico from May 13-15, 2019. The Native Behavioral Health Award will be presented at the 2019 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico from May 15-17, 2019.
All nominations for both awards should be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, February 15, 2019. The winners will be notified within three weeks upon close of the nominations.