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

January 17, 2018
News
For First Time in U.S. History, Americans more Likely to Die From Opioid Overdose than Motor Vehicle Crash

A new report from the National Safety Council found that Americans have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, while the probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103. The rising rates of overdoses is part of an overall trend of a Americans dying from preventable, unintentional injuries that has increased over the past 15 years. Read more here.
Public Comment for Healthy People 2030
**Final day to submit comments**

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives. The public comment period will be open from December 3, 2018 through January 17, 2019. To comment, read more here . NIHB is preparing to submit comments. Contact Shervin Aazami, saazami@nihb.org for more information about NIHB’s comments or if you have comments to share and would like them included in NIHB’s submission.
Funding & Opportunities
NIHB Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth-led Health Projects
Applications accepted until funding is gone! Apply ASAP.

American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24 years old are eligible to apply for Community Changemaker Grants. These are small amounts of money ($250) that can help supercharge a YOUTH-led and YOUTH-planned health event. Read more here.
Call for Proposals for 2019 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference
Proposals due Friday, February 1, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET
Conference May 15-17, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is proud to convene with various stakeholders across Indian Country who are improving behavioral health outcomes in AI/AN communities. NIHB encourages presentations highlighting evidence-based, best, or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. This year’s conference focuses on highlighting actions and tools that promote connections with culture, community, and knowing your purpose through the implementation of best practices. Read more here.
Call for Proposals for NIHB's 10 th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit
Proposals due Monday, February 11, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET
Conference May 13-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
Public health practitioners, researchers, and policy experts are invited to submit proposals for workshop and roundtable sessions for the 2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit. The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) encourages presentations highlighting evidence-based, best, wise, or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. NIHB highly encourages dynamic, interactive sessions that will draw upon the skills, knowledge and experience of session participants. Read more here.
Scholarships Available for Environmental Health and Climate Change Presenters at Tribal Public Health Summit
 
NIHB is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships this year for presenters on the Environmental Health and Climate Change Track. Conference admission fees will be waived and scholarship recipients will also receive up to $1200-$1500 to support travel costs. If you are interested in a scholarship, please submit your proposal here . Then, email aaljanabi@nihb.org to request a scholarship and please include a brief explanation of why you need, or could benefit from, this scholarship. Scholarship applicants should not book travel without coordinating with NIHB, as NIHB may coordinate with scholarship recipients to make travel arrangements on their behalf.
Submit a Nomination for the Native Public Health Innovation Awards or Native Behavioral Health Award (Hope & Healing Award)
Due Friday, February 15, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET
 
In an effort to honor individuals, Tribes, organizations, and programs that have enriched and improved American Indian and Alaska Native public health and behavioral health, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites nominations for the Native Public Health Innovation Awards (three awards honoring different types of work) and the Native Behavioral Health Award (Hope and Healing Award). All nominations should be received by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, February 15, 2019. Winners will be notified within three weeks upon close of the nominations. Read more here .
Colorectal Cancer Toolkit Training Offered from NIHB and the American Indian Cancer Foundation
Deadline to schedule: Friday, February 15, 2019
 
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) are currently offering in-person or virtual trainings with a small number of Area Indian Health Boards and/or Tribes on a recently developed colorectal cancer toolkit. This toolkit aims to provide culturally tailored and web-based resources to clinic teams within American Indian health systems. Trainings are roughly 3-hour training and geared towards Tribal clinic staff involved in cancer screening prevention efforts. Only a few places remain so please contact Breannon Babbel, bbabbel@nihb.org , for more information.
Native Biomedical and Social Science Grad Student Fellowship Opportunity
Rolling Deadline

The Northwest Native American Research Center for Health (NW NARCH) is providing research support fellowships for American Indian/Alaska Native Graduate students conducting scientific research in the biomedical and social sciences. Read more here.
Resources
Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer Factsheet

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Worldwide, Cervical cancer remains one of the gravest threats to women's lives and American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women are disproportionately affected in the U.S . We can eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem through intensified vaccination against Human Papillomavirus (HPV), screening and treatment. Access a factsheet on HPV and Cervical Cancer here.
Events
Environmental Health Listening Session Announcement
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
 
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are convening an environmental health listening session at the National Congress for American Indians Executive Council Winter Session at 12:30 - 2:00 PM ET in the Pan American room at the Capitol Hilton in Washington D.C. on February 13 th , 2019. Read more here.
2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit
Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM

Save the date! Please join NIHB in Albuquerque, NM for the 2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit . Look out for more information coming soon about registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships!

The call for Proposals is now open! Read more here.
2019 American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) National Behavioral Health Conference
Wednesday-Friday, May 15-17, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM

Save the date! Please join NIHB in Albuquerque, NM for the 2019 National American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) National Behavioral Health Conference. Look out for more information coming soon about registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships! A call for proposals for the 2019 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference is now open.

The call for proposals is now open! Read more here.