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

July 05, 2019
NIHB’s Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS)—Still Time to Participate!
Deadline July 31st, 2019 11:59 PM ET
There is still time to support the National Indian Health Board’s (NIHB) efforts in creating a national-level, comprehensive profile of public health in Indian Country! NIHB, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is currently gathering information from Tribal health directors across Indian Country as part of the Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS) . The information from this scan will be used to create and disseminate a national-level, comprehensive profile of the public health system and infrastructure in Indian Country. This profile will be vital to increasing the knowledge of Tribal and federal health leaders and advocates. The deadline for participation is July 31, 2019, so please help to ensure this scan has comprehensive participation from across Indian Country. Read more here.
CDC Report: Suicide Rates for AI/AN Women See Largest Increase Amongst Nationwide Rise Between 1999 to 2017

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US suicide rate increased by 33% (14.0 per 100,000) between 1999 to 2017. Amongst all race and ethnicity groups, the largest increase was seen in non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) females (139%, from 4.6 to 11.0). Similarly amongst males, non-Hispanic AI/AN men showed the largest increase (71%, from 19.8 to 33.8). Read more here.
Funding & Opportunities
36 th Annual National Tribal Health Conference Registration and Call for Proposals
Proposals Due Friday, July 12, 2019 11:59 PM ET
Early Bird Registration Due Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Registration is now open for the National Indian Health Board’s (NIHB) 36 th Annual National Tribal Health, taking place September 16-19, 2019 in Temecula, CA . 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. Early bird registration and more information can be found here.

Additionally, NIHB encourages Tribal leaders, health directors, policy specialists, advocates, and allies to submit proposals for 3-hour seminars and 90-minute workshops for the conference. Proposals can be submitted here.
Regional Partnerships Grants for Families Affected by Opioids and Substance Abuse
Deadline Wednesday July 31, 2019 11:59 PM ET

Applications for the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families (ACF) Regional Partnership Grants are now open. This grant awards regional partnerships that aim to improve the well-being and permanency outcomes for children and families affected by opioids and other substance abuse. Read more here.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ) FOA: Lead Hazard Reduction Grant
Deadline Friday, August 9, 2019 11:59 PM ET
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the availability of funds for Lead Hazard Reduction grants to Tribal governments with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized lead-based paint training and certification program to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in low-income, privately-owned, and unassisted pre-1978 housing. Applications are due August 9th. Read more here.
NIHB Webinar: Conducting a Public Health Accreditation Self-Assessment: Who, What, Why and How?
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Prior to committing to public health accreditation or for those who are simply interested in exploring what public health accreditation entails, Tribal public health entities may consider conducting a Self-Assessment. A public health accreditation self-assessment can be a powerful tool for highlighting strengths in the public health system, as well as identifying gaps and areas for improvement. Many Tribes have found this process extremely valuable and have used it to guide efforts toward improving their public health systems, regardless of whether or not their goal is public health accreditation. Join National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and three Tribal public health officials who conducted a self-assessment of their public health system and hear:
  • Why they chose to conduct a self-assessment
  • What they learned about their organization from the process
  • Who was involved, and
  • How they are using the results
Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit: Creating Coordinated Solutions to Plan, Respond, and Recover from Emergencies  
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

This one-day summit is designed to bring together Tribal, state and local emergency preparedness departments, Tribal Leaders, Tribal Administrators, Area Indian Health Boards, National and Regional Tribal Organizations and other key stakeholders to enhance Tribal public health emergency preparedness capacity.
  • Attendees will increase knowledge and awareness of available emergency preparedness resources
  • Attendees will identify best practices through shared information, tools and resources
  • Attendees will identify opportunities for partnerships between stakeholders to improve capacity of Tribal governments to prepare, respond, and recover from public health emergencies.
Hotel information available here.

Travel Scholarship - Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit
First come first ser ve apply soon!

NIHB will reimburse approved Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit attendees up to $500  of reasonable travel expenses for those flying to attend the Summit and  up to $100  of reasonable travel expenses for those driving to attend the Summit.
Costs eligible for reimbursement (keep receipts):
  • Mileage
  • Parking
  • Airfare
  • Taxi/Uber/Other
  • Hotel
  • Meals (per diem)
  • Other: Baggage (1 bag each way)
There are a limited number of travel scholarship available so apply soon! To apply please send an email to  with a brief explanation of why you need/could use a scholarship.