Tribal Public Health Broadcast
Weekly News, Funding, Resources, and Upcoming Events in Indian Country

June 6, 2019
News
Pain Management Task Force Releases Final Report on Best Practices for Pain Treatments
 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force recently passed its Final Report recommendations for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. This thorough and necessary report addresses important issues such as stigma, risk assessment, access to care, and education in pain management all while focusing on a patient-centered approach. The report also highlights disparities and recommendations for special populations, including American Indian and Alaska Natives. Read more here.
Funding & Opportunities
36 th Annual National Tribal Health Conference Call for Proposals
Proposals Due Friday, July 12, 2019 11:59 PM ET
 
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) encourages Tribal leaders, health directors, policy specialists, advocates, and allies to submit their abstracts for the 2019 National Tribal Health Conference, taking place September 16-20, 2019 in Temecula, California. The conference aims to feature novel approaches in: improving the quality of health systems, strengthening the business of medicine, pathways for successful advocacy efforts, enhancing government to government relationships, and evidenced based, wise, best or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. Read more here.
NIHB Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth-led Health Projects

Applications accepted until funding is gone! Apply ASAP.

AI/AN youth ages 14-24 years old are eligible to apply for NIHB's Community Changemaker Grants. These are small amounts of money ($250) that can help supercharge a YOUTH-led and YOUTH-planned health event. Read more here.
Resources
NIHB Webinar: Programs and Resources from the National Environmental Health Association
Wednesday, June 19 from 1-2 pm ET
 
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is hosting a webinar where partner organization, the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), will present on opportunities and credentials offered by NEHA, openings for the climate and health committee, and more. This webinar is part of the Climate and Health Learning Community, open to the public, and is a great resource available for Tribes concerned about health and climate change. Read more here.
CDC Offers Climate and Health Resources
 
Have you checked out the climate and health resources for public health professionals on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website? This page offers new materials, guidance and trainings, webinars, data and tools, videos, and more.
Events
NIHB Webinar: Climate and Health Learning Community
Friday, June 14 from 1-2 PM ET
 
In this webinar, presenters will explore three methods for communicating risk and reducing exposure during wildfires. With increasing frequency and severity of wildfires, in addition to ongoing woodsmoke challenges, thousands of Tribal families are impacted by unhealthy ambient and indoor air quality. The Tribal Healthy Homes Network and the Tulalip Tribes will provide new research and practices that they are testing in the field (residential, school and worksite) to protect human health. Read more here.