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

August 22, 2019
News
NIHB Announces Catherine E. Lhamon as Opening Plenary Speaker for the 2019 National Tribal Health Conference
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is proud to have Catherine E. Lhamon , Chair of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, speak at the National Tribal Health Conference, September 16-19, 2019 in Temecula, CA. Recently, the Commission published a report, Broken Promises , on the continuing federal funding shortfall for American Indian and Alaska Native people. Read more here.
Funding & Opportunities
Come Work for NIHB!

NIHB is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
  • Public Health Project Associate
  • Public Health Project Coordinator
  • Event and Meeting Manager
  • Congressional Relations Associate
  • Director of Congressional Relations
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.
Funding Opportunity: Strong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems
Applications Due: Friday, September 20, 2019 by 11:59 PM ET
NIHB and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the second cycle of funding for Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC) for Tribes. This opportunity continues NIHB’s commitment to the strengthening of Tribal public health systems by offering support and technical assistance directly to Tribes for projects designed to build their public health capacity.  Read More Here.

For additional questions about this Request for Applications, contact Sarah Price, Public Health Project Coordinator ( sprice@nihb.org ).
2018-2019 PI/SI & SA Cohort at the SSSC In-Person Training in Alexandria, VA, January 16th, 2019
Resources
CDC Report: Antibiotic Use in the United States, 2018 Update

This week, CDC released an update to their 2017 antibiotic stewardship report. This updated report highlights data from 2018 studies, program activities, and resources related to antibiotic prescribing and use in healthcare settings. Read more here.
New Webinar and Resources: Tobacco Cessation Services in Rural Healthcare Settings
 
SelfMade Health Network (SMHN), a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Consortium of National Networks, is dedicated to addressing cancer and tobacco-related disparities among populations with low socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics, including low-income patients diagnosed with one or more chronic diseases. In July, SMHN coordinated with the National Rural Health Association to host a webinar, Expanding the Delivery of Tobacco Cessation Interventions in Rural Health Clinics To Improve Health Outcomes , featuring a panel of experts with a range of perspectives. Read more here.
SAMHSA 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Report Data Findings

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have released the latest data findings from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) . The NSDUH provides estimates of the use of illegal substances, prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as mental disorders, treatment, and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders in the United States. The new NSDUH findings contain data which may be used to help identify substance use and mental illness trends among American Indians and Alaska Natives overtime. Read more here.
Events
Pre-Application Webinar: NIHB Strong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems Funding Program
*TODAY* Thursday, August 22, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Applications Due: Friday, September 20, 2019 by 11:59 PM ET

Join NIHB and CDC this afternoon for 2 informational webinars on our joint funding program, Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC).  This opportunity continues NIHB’s commitment to the strengthening of Tribal public health systems by offering support and technical assistance directly to Tribes for projects designed to build their public health capacity. Read the full funding announcement here.

Two types of awards will be offered under the SSSC Program; Performance Improvement/System Improvement (PI/SI) awards and Self-Assessment (SA) awards. Application and award details will be discussed in two separate webinars:

Register for the PI/SI Award Pre-Application Webinar at 2:00 - 2:30 PM ET here.

Register for the Self-Assessment (SA) Award Pre-Application Webinar at 2:30-3:00 PM here.
IHS Alcohol Use and the Adolescent Brain Webinar
Tomorrow, Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM ET

Through their Substance Use and the Adolescent Brain Webinar Series, the Indian Health Service (IHS) will host a webinar on Alcohol use and the adolescent brain. This webinar will discuss the prevalence of alcohol use among American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents, the effects on the adolescent's developing brain, and c ulturally sensitive alcohol use prevention and intervention strategies that are empirically-validated. Register here .
National Native Network/IHS Obesity Prevention Webinar Series
Wednesday, September 11 & 25; October 2, 9, & 16 at 3:00 PM ET

The National Native Network, along with IHS' Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) are presenting a webinar series on Obesity Prevention throughout the months of September and October. Find a full schedule with topics and dates here .
2 nd Biannual Tiwahe Conference
Wednesday to Friday, September 4-6, 2019 in New Orleans, LA
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019
The 2nd Bi-Annual Tiwahe Conference, hosted by Red Lake Nation, is a space for Tribal leaders, others engaged in policy advocacy & decision-making at a Tribal government level to coordinate and improve outcomes for children and families. The conference will be held September 4-6 in New Orleans, LA. Conference registration and discounted room block deadlines are Friday, August 30, 2019. Register here .
36 th Annual National Tribal Health Conference, Register Today!
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.