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

July 25, 2019
News
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.
FDA Expands Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Efforts
On Monday, July 22, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an expansion of their activities, include TV Ads and educational resources, through their "The Real Cost" Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign. The campaign aims to reach nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through TV, digital platforms, social media, in-school ads and posters nationwide. See the full press release here.
July 28th is World Hepatitis Day
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the World Hepatitis Alliance recognize July 28 as World Hepatitis Day. AI/AN people have the highest hepatitis C-related mortality rate, with AI/AN Women more than 50% more likely to die from Viral Hepatitis than non-hispanic white women. To learn more about Hepatitis, Read more here.
Funding & Opportunities
Come Work for NIHB! Public Health Project Associate and Public Health Project Coordinator Positions Now Open

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
  • Public Health Project Associate
  • Public Health Project Coordinator
  • Event and Meeting Manager
  • Congressional Relations Associate
These positions are based in Washington, DC. Those who are interested in making a positive difference in the health of America’s Native Peoples’ lives are encouraged to apply. Read more here.
New Round of Strong Systems, Stronger Communities Funding: RFA to be Released in August

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is expecting to release a Request for Applications (RFA) for Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC), a funding opportunity supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August. SSSC offers support and technical assistance specifically to Tribes as they complete projects to improve their performance, meet national public health accreditation standards, and/or promote interconnection across the public health system to improve population health.

For more information about SSSC, visit the NIHB Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems website here , or contact Sarah Price, Public Health Project Coordinator at sprice@nihb.org .
American Indian Services Scholarship Opportunity
Applications Due Thursday, August 1st, 2019

AI/AN students at a university, college, junior college or technical school are eligible for a scholarship through the American Indian Services. Scholarships may be awarded up to one-half of tuition. First-time and returning applicants may apply. Read more and apply here.
CMS Opportunity: Connecting Kids to Coverage Health Kids AI/AN Grant
Applications Due Monday, September 16th, 2019

This grant program under the Centers Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is aimed to support innovative outreach strategies aimed at increasing the enrollment and retention of eligible AI/AN children in Medicaid and CHIP, emphasizing activities tailored to communities where AI/AN children and families reside, and enlisting tribal and other community leaders and tribal health and social services programs that serve eligible AI/AN children and families. Read more here.
Events
Webinar: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Orientation and Enrollment Tutorial
TODAY, Thursday July 25, 2019 at 1:30 PM EST

This webinar from CMS will provide a general overview of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) and will also provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to submit an application to enroll in Medicare as an MDPP supplier. This webinar is meant as a resource for all organizations interested in becoming MDPP suppliers, especially those with no or little familiarity with the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS). Prior to the webinar, it may be helpful to review existing guidance from the MDPP website related to Medicare Supplier enrollment. Register here.
Webinar: Prenatal Colostrum Collecting: An Opportunity for Disease Prevention
TODAY, Thursday July 25, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST

This webinar from the Indian Health Service (IHS) Divisiona of Diabetes Treatment & Prevention will present information on the collection of colostrum prenatally especially when it is necessary as an alternative to formula when lactogenesis is delayed due to obesity and diabetes. Read more here .
IHS Course: Introduction to Injury Prevention (Level I)
August 20-22, 2019 in Nashville, TN

This 3-day course will introduce participants to injuries as a public health issue. It addresses the principles of effective injury prevention through a combination of presentations, case histories, and group exercises. Emphasized Topics include: public health approach, injury data, program design, evaluation, coalitions, collaborations, marketing & advocacy. Read more here.
36 th Annual National Tribal Health Conference Registration
September 16-19, 2019 in Temecula, CA
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 Conference, 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.