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

August 8, 2019
August is National Breastfeeding Month
National Breastfeeding Month is observed in August as a time to raise awareness about the health benefits of breastfeeding. According to the HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH), breastfeeding can reduce the odds of a baby dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by 50%. When mothers breastfeed, they also provide their babies essential nutrients and boost their immunity, all while bonding with their child. To help support breastfeeding in Tribal communities, view the Indian Health Service (IHS) Breastfeeding Toolkit . This year’s theme is “Support Changes Everything.” 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.
EXTENDED: Opioid Grant Program Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Comment Submission
Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
RADM Michael D. Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director for IHS, notified Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders that the comment submission deadline for the Opioid Grant Program Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer has been extended until September 3, 2019. Written comments can be sent via email or postal mail. Read more here .
IHS Funding Opportunities: Epidemiology Program, Ending the HIV Epidemic in Indian Country, Competitive Supplement 1 & 2
Deadline: Thursday, September 5, 2019
IHS has released two separate competitive supplements for Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) titled, “Epidemiology Program, Ending the HIV Epidemic in Indian Country,” to support communities in reducing new HIV infections and relevant co-morbidities, specifically Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Viral Hepatitis C (HCV) infections, improve HIV-, STI- and HCV-related health outcomes, and to reduce HIV-, STI- and HCV-related health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people.

For information on Supplement 1, read more here .

For information on Supplement 2, read more here .
Call for Abstracts for the NACCHO 2020 Preparedness Summit
Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Summit Dates: Tuesday - Friday, March 31-April 3, 2020 in Dallas, TX

The abstract submission period for the National Association of County and City Health Officials(NACCHO) 2020 Preparedness Summit ( Fixing Our Fault Lines: Addressing Systemic Vulnerabilities) is officially open. The committee is inviting public health, healthcare, disaster relief, emergency management, and other professionals to showcase and share their research findings, best practice training models, tools, or other resources that advance the field of public health preparedness and response . Read more here.
CDC Report Now Available, Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in response to recommendations from their Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC), held a series of convenings in 2015 and 2016 with a group of cultural advisors to expand the understanding of Tribal practices and how they promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. To learn more about the convenings and final outcomes, read the report here.
Office of Minority Health Online Knowledge and Resource Center

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) Knowledge Center online catalog provides access to a broad spectrum of government documents, article abstracts, and other reports related to disparities and immunizations for minority populations. Read more here.
Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! Conference
Monday-Wednesday September 9-11, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM

The Notah Begaye III Foundation is hosting the Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! Conference in Albuquerque, NM. Attendees will learn new, exciting ways to enhance their youth and community’s health and fitness from Native experts, organizations and communities working to improve the health and physical activity of Native American children. 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.