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

January 3, 2018
Attention Federal Employees!  NIHB is the premier, national, health advocacy organization focused solely on issues confronting federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes. Support this work by donating to the National Indian Health Board through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Talk to your payroll administrator: NIHB’s CFC number is 84221. Click here for more information on NIHB’s CFC campaign, and here for more information on the CFC as a federal effort.
News
Indian Health Service Call with Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders

Please join the Indian Health Service (IHS) for a call to update Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders regarding IHS Federal funding during the current partial government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations.
 
Date: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
Conference Call: 800-857-5577
Participant Passcode: 6703929
Webinar Adobe Connect:  https://ihs.cosocloud.com/r4k6jib09mj/
Participant Password: ihs123

Press Release: NIHB Announces Strong Systems, Stronger Communities Tribal Awardees

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce the selection of 10 Tribal health departments for the Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC) initiative. This opportunity builds on a former project - NIHB’s Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) and continues NIHB’s commitment to strengthening Tribal public health systems by offering support and technical assistance to Tribes as they complete projects to improve their performance, meet national public health accreditation standards, and/or promote interconnection across the public health system to improve population health. Read more here.  
Public Comment for Healthy People 2030

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.  Read more here .

Tribal Home Visiting: Cultural Traditions Offer Protective Force 
 
The National Home Visiting Resource Center Article recently published a news article about the Wind River’s Family Spirit Program, an “early childhood home visiting program designed to strengthen the health and development of Native American families.” Read more here .
Funding & Opportunities
US Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office on Violence Against Women (OVW): Grant for Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program
Deadline is Tuesday, February 14, 2019

Victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities face unique challenges and barriers to receiving assistance rarely encountered in urban areas. This opportunity supports projects that address the unique challenges and barriers to assistance for sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural jurisdictions. Read more here.
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 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.
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.
Request for Public Comments on Draft Report - Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations
Open for comments until April 1, 2019

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health has released a report for public comment titled “Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations.” Read more here .
Events
2019 Native Women and Men’s Wellness and Diabetes Prevention Conference
Monday, April 22-Thursday, April 25, 2019 in San Diego, CA

This conference is hosted by The American Indian Institute (Aii), a nonprofit Native American service, training and research organization. Aii is a department within the University of Oklahoma's Division of Public and Community Services in University Outreach. They provide outreach services and form collaborative partnerships with American Indian, Alaska Native and Canadian First Nation Tribes and bands. 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.