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

January 9, 2020
Registration Now Open! 2020 Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit
Tuesday-Thursday, March 17-19, 2019 in Omaha, NE

Save the date! Please join NIHB in Omaha, NE for the 11th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit. Registration is now open—take advantage of early bird registration fees by registration before February 14, 2020. For more information on registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorship, visit the  Summit website here.
How Tribal Wisdom Can Help Climate Science

Native peoples have been studying the impact of climate in their communities over generations. However, tension often arises between Indigenous communities and Western climate scientists. Tribal wisdom can help inform science to address climate change, but Indigenous communities must be treated as respected partners in the process for it to work. Read more here.
Increasing Access to Affordable Housing in Indian Country

This article by Patrice Kunesh, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, in “Shelterforce Weekly” describes how incomes are rising in much of Indian Country, and many people are looking to own their own homes. However, a set of obstacles specific to Native lands is getting in the way. Read more here.
New APHA Code Offers Ethical Guidance in Practice and Policy

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has recently updated the Public Health Code of Ethics to better help public health workers in making fair and ethical decisions. The APHA Public Health Code of Ethics features six core values and various factors to consider when assessing population health, including cultural, social, and historical contexts. This is the first time the code has been revised since its introduction in 2002. Read more here.
Be Counted in the Second Nationwide Assessment of Local Vector Control Opportunities

In early 2020, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will administer the second nationwide assessment of local vector control organizations in the United States. The 2016 assessment provided baseline data on the mosquito control and surveillance capabilities of nearly 2,000 programs. NACCHO and CDC have used the assessment findings to provide targeted guidance and training opportunities. If your Tribe is engaged in vector control work and would like to be included in the assessment, please contact .
Funding & Opportunities
Seeking Native Artist Local to the IHS Bemidji Area!
(Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin)
Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020

The National Indian Health Board is seeking to work with a Native artist local to the IHS Bemidji Area (including Tribes in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin) for our 2020 National Tribal Behavioral Health Conference taking place in the Bemidji Area in late spring/early summer 2020. Selected artwork will be featured throughout our conference books, banners, staging, and digital marketing. Artwork can be paintings, drawings, beadwork, crafts, pottery, sculpture, photography, et cetera, and the selected artist will also receive a complimentary conference exhibit booth in our exhibit hall.

Please submit high resolution images of original artwork to Courtney Wheeler,  no later than Friday, February 7, 2020.
Come Work for NIHB!

NIHB is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:
  • Director of Public Health Policy and Programs
  • Director of Congressional Relations
  • 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.
"This Shouldn’t Be Happening": Bethel Search and Rescue Safety Challenges from Climate Change

It’s a compelling image – rescuers crawling across rotting ice to reach survivors when there should have been almost a month of safe travel remaining on the Kuskokwim River. This presentation  – delivered by Mark Leary of Napaimute at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Providers Conference in December 2019 – gives an on-the-ground look at the hazards facing northern communities due to climate change, describing a search and rescue mission to rescue three people and recover two others.
Join NIHB for Injury Prevention and Surveillance Discussion Sessions!

Join the National Indian Health Board for a series of conversations on injury surveillance and prevention for American Indian and Alaska Native communities! Tribal communities, service providers, practitioners, and subject matter experts are invited to share their insights and expertise at 1.5 day sessions in Spring and Summer 2020. All are welcome to participate.

Registration is expected to open in early 2020. Sign up for our email list to receive updates and information on how to register.

Have questions? Please contact Nina Martin ( , 202-548-7299) or visit our website for more information.

NIHB Webinar: Polishing your PowerPoint
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Have you ever sat through a PowerPoint presentation with slides that are hard to read, too wordy, or confusing? Was that presentation yours? Become a PowerPoint pro by learning how to use it to enhance your presentation rather than distract from it. This webinar, hosted by the Climate and Health Learning Community but open to all, will provide advice, tips, techniques, and strategies for how to make PowerPoint work for you, rather than the other way around. Making better, more effective presentations is an important tool to share your work and tell your community's story!  Learn more or register here!
American Climate Leadership Summit 2020
Wednesday-Thursday, March 25-26, 2020 in Washington, DC

The realities of climate change are upon us and ecoAmerica's 9th annual American Climate Leadership Summit will be bigger and bolder than ever with inspiring keynotes, thought-provoking information, immersive conversations, and collaborative sessions on accelerating efforts to restore our climate, raise ambition, convert challenges into opportunities, and ensure that pathways forward are centered on justice and equity. Early bird rates end January 15. Register today!