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

January 24, 2018
News
Otoe-Missouria Youth Become First Tribal Youth Preparedness Council and First Tribal CERT Instructors in the Nation
Thirteen Otoe-Missouria youth were trained as a Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and four went on to become Teen CERT Instructors. Both the team and instructors were the first Tribal youth in the nation to achieve these status. They plan to train other teens from their Tribe as well as other Tribes this summer. Read more about the CERT team here and the instructors here .
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 The National Indian Health Board (NIHB)'s 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 Monday, February 11, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET
Conference May 15-17, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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 Behavioral Health Poster Session
Due Wednesday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET
 
NIHB invites Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative ( DVPI) grantees, Tribal behavioral health experts, public health professionals, advocates, researchers, community-based providers, and others to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference, in Albuquerque, NM, May 15-17, 2019. The Poster Session is a great way for success stories to be heard by a large audience of Tribal leaders, Tribal behavioral health professionals, health experts, public health professionals, federal employees, advocates, researchers and community-based providers as well as share program ideas with others. 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. 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.
Call for Proposals for the SDPI Poster Session at TPHS
Due Wednesday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET
 
NIHB invites Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the National Tribal Public Health Summit (TPHS) in Albuquerque, NM from May 13-15. The poster session will be held during the opening reception of the Summit on the evening of May 13. SDPI presenters are also invited to volunteer to lead a fitness session on Tuesday, May 14. Read more here.
Nominations for the Native Public Health Innovation Awards & 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, 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 by NIHB and the American Indian Cancer Foundation
Deadline to schedule: Friday, February 15, 2019
 
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-hours 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.
OVW FY 2019 Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction Solicitation
Applications due Thursday, February 14, 2019
 
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is seeking applications for a grant program, through which Tribes will receive support and technical assistance for planning and implementing changes in their criminal justice systems necessary to exercise special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction (SDVCJ) and funds to exercise the jurisdiction. Read more here.
CDC Public Health Associate Program Host Site and Associate Applications
Applications open for Associates from February 4-8, 2019
Applications open for Host Sites from February 4-18, 2019
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Assignees bring their skills to the host agency, foster a partnership between their host site and CDC, facilitate access to CDC resources, trainings and subject matter expertise, and build Tribal capacity by filling human resource gaps. In return, the Tribe will offer the PHAP associate opportunities to grow as an early-career public health professional. Read more here.
Seventh Generation Fund Grant Opportunities
Due Dates Vary
 
The Seventh Generation Fund is an   Indigenous identity-based organization  dedicated to the self-determination of Native Peoples and the sovereignty of our distinct Nations that mobilizes financial, technical, and informational resources directly to Native communities to empower action. Grant awards range from $250 to $50,000. An organization may apply for a single large grant per year, with the possibility of additional Traveling Song Initiative or Mini Grants. Read more here.
NIDA HEAL Initiative: Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adolescents and Young Adults (ages 16–30)
Applications due Wednesday, March 13, 2019
 
As part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Helping to End Addictions Long-term (HEAL) initiative to speed development and implementation of scientific solutions to the national public health opioid crisis, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is seeking cooperative agreement applications to participate in the HEAL Preventing Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adolescents and Young Adults (ages 16-30). Read more here.
SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program
Applications Due Monday, March 18, 2019

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are seeking applications for a grant program to support Tribes with implementing youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies in schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use programs, mental health programs, foster care systems, and other child and youth-serving organizations. Read more here.
Resources
Social Determinants of Health Training Plan
 
The Public Health Foundation (PHF), through its TRAIN Learning Network, has created a training on Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). The training will help describe the fundamental aspects of SDOH, explain social contexts and effects of SDOH on specific populations, and apply SDOH knowledge to design targeted interventions for improving public health. You can register and work at your own pace. Read more here.
Events
Climate Change Vulnerability Webinar
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 12:30-1:45 pm ET
 
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) is hosting a series of webinars with the Desert Research Institute and Ohio University. This particular webinar continues to provide information about vulnerability assessment concepts and how research managers can use these assessments within their communities.  Read more here.
Webinar: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness in Washington State
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EST
 
Join NIHB, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 for a webinar on Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response in Tribal Communities. The American Indian Health Commission for Washington State discusses work being conducted in Washington to strengthen Tribes capacity to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies/disasters. Register here .
20 th Annual National Tribal Forum on Air Quality
Monday-Thursday, May 6-9, 2019 in Temecula, California
 
The National Tribal Forum on Air Quality provides environmental professionals from Tribes, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other organizations an opportunity to meet and discuss current policies, regulatory initiatives, technical and other relevant topics in air quality and climate change. 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. For the latest information on registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships, visit the summit website here.

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. For the latest information on registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships, visit the summit website here.

The call for proposals is now open! Read more here.
Converging Voices Workshop: Building Relationships and Practices for Intercultural Science
Wednesday-Friday, May 15-17, 2019 in Boulder, Colorado
 
The 7 th annual workshop of Rising Voices will be held in Colorado this May. The Rising Voices program facilitates cross-cultural approaches for adaptation solutions, climate variability, and climate change. The program brings social and physical scientists and engineers together with Native community members to assess community needs and pursue joint research aimed at developing optimal plans for community action toward sustainability. Read more here .