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

August 1, 2019
NIHB Hosts Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Summit
On July 25, 2019, the National Indian Health Board ( NIHB) held its first Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit in Phoenix, AZ at the Heard Museum. The Summit convened Tribal, state, local, and federal partners as well as other key stakeholders to discuss and share out information on topics ranging from emergency legal preparedness and declaring an emergency to communication tools to use during an emergency situation ( Pictured to the right ). For more information about NIHB’s emergency preparedness and response initiative, read more here .
Tribal, State, and Local Partners Gather to Discuss Public Health Improvement
On July 26, 2019, NIHB held the Tribal-State-Local Relationships for Public Health Improvement Forum in Phoenix, AZ at the Heard Museum. The forum brought Tribal, state, and local public health entities in Arizona together to develop capacity-building partnerships for public health improvement efforts. Among the forum activities was a session led by the Pascua Yaqui Division of Health Services ( Dr. Apryl Krause) and the Pima County, AZ Public Health Department (Alan Bergen and Julia Flannery) discussing the positive aspects of their own relationship (pictured to the Left). For more information, contact Karrie Joseph,
Funding & Opportunities
Come Work for NIHB! Public Health Project Associate and Public Health Project Coordinator Positions Now Open

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.
Tribal Opioid Response Grants Call for Applications
Applications due Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2019 Tribal Opioid Response grants. The program aims to address the opioid crisis in Tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment. The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for Opioid Use Disorder. Read more here.
Cross-Sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) Funding Call for Applications
Applications due Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 3:00pm EST
Led jointly by Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) and the Center for Sharing Public Health Services (CSPHS), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Cross-Sector Innovation Initiative (CSII) is a three-year endeavor designed to support partnerships among public health, healthcare, and social service sectors to improve population health, wellbeing, and equity for all. The CSII will examine the unique role of public health in fostering work across multiple sectors addressing social determinants of health and health equity.  Read more here.
NCARE Pilot Project Call for Applications
Applications due Monday, September 30, 2019
The call for applications for the Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education at Washington State University (NCARE) Pilot Project Program is now open. This call for grant applications is to promote innovative research projects that focus on reducing the burden of Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities that will subsequently lead to future external funding. Preference will be given to junior investigators, although mid-career and senior researchers who have not conducted alcohol intervention research in Native communities are also eligible to apply. Read more here.
Toolkit: Action Alliance Updated Hope for Life Day Toolkit

To further advance the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s (Action Alliance) priority to support community-based efforts to implement effective suicide prevention strategies, the Action Alliance AI/AN Task Force developed the National AI/AN Hope for Life Day, which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, and the National AI/AN Hope for Life Day Toolkit in 2015. To keep the toolkit current and relevant for AI/AN communities, the Task Force released an updated version of the toolkit, including new tools and resources, in advance of the 2019 National AI/AN Hope for Life Day. Read more here .
Building Resilient Infrastructure Communities Tribal Stakeholder Input Session
*TODAY* Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Division invites federally-recognized Tribes to attend a stakeholder input session that will provide a brief overview and ask for feedback on key topics in the development of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA) Section 1234 - also known as the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. The purpose of this session is to gather recommendations to consider when developing BRIC on the topic areas relevant to Tribes. This webinar is specifically for Tribal applicants and sub-applicants to FEMA grant programs. Register and join the session here .
Indian Country Commercial Tobacco Control Roundtable
Monday, August 26, 2019 from 1:00- 4:00pm CST in Minneapolis, MN
The National Native Network will be presenting the Indian Country Commercial Tobacco Control Roundtable as an ancillary meeting prior to the National Conference on Tobacco or Health.

Virtual Conference: National Environmental Health Association Free Virtual Conference on Integrated Pest Management
Wednesday and Thursday, August 28 and 29, 2019

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will be hosting the Pest-Control through Environmentally Sustainable Treatments (P.E.S.T.) Virtual Conference: Integrated Pest Management Solutions in Environmental Health. The P.E.S.T. Virtual Conference is a highly informative forum that brings bring together environmental public health professionals and vector control specialists to discuss emerging issues and solutions, as well as the latest information, resources, tools, and training about integrated pest management. Registration for the P.E.S.T. Virtual Conference is free. Read more here.
36 th Annual National Tribal Health Conference Registration
September 16-19, 2019 in Temecula, CA
Registration is now open for NIHB's 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. Registration and more information can be found here.