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

October 10, 2019
New Resource! NIHB Cancer Screening Toolkit

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has released a new toolkit,  Health Systems Improvement Toolkit: A Guide to Cancer Screenings in Indian Country. This toolkit was designed with the support of and for Tribal health systems interested in increasing high-quality, population-based breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings.
NIHB Announces Mini-Award for Climate and Health Communication
Optional Pre-Application Webinar Thursday, October 17 at 2:00 PM ET
Applications due Friday, November 8, 2019 by 11:59 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is delighted to announce a call for applications for a Climate Ready Tribes Initiative Mini-Award for Climate and Health Communication. This opportunity is designed to fund up to three (3) Tribes to conduct low-cost, local work related to climate health. The application is simple and the awardees will participate in a structured cohort with help from NIHB. This opportunity is intended for Tribes who need assistance determining where to start climate and health work and/or who need assistance with the application process. This award is possible with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more here.
Injury Prevention for Tribes Resources

Many injuries disproportionately affect American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has launched a new web page— Injury Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities —where you can find all of the center’s current resources and information on injury prevention work in Tribal communities.
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.
NIHB is Seeking Indigenous Knowledge on Blood Lead Level Testing

NIHB is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase the capacity of rural and non-urban Tribal communities for identifying and addressing elevated blood lead levels in Tribal children. To accomplish this, NIHB seeks to engage Tribal representatives and health professionals in 60-minute key informant interviews. The interviews will ask Tribal Health Directors or programmatic staff to describe their programs or operational plans in place for blood lead level testing and their current knowledge of lead exposure risk factors. Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Stephen Valliere, Public Health Project Coordinator, at or 202-507-4082 . Read more here.
Call for Local Native Artists
Due Friday, October 11, 2019 by 5:00 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board is seeking to work with a Native artist local to the Great Plains region for our 11th annual Tribal Public Health Summit taking place in Omaha, NE on March 17-19, 2020. Selected artwork will be featured throughout our conference books, banners, staging, and digital marketing, and the selected artist will receive a complimentary exhibit booth in our exhibit hall.
Please submit images of original artwork by Friday, October 11 th to Stephen Valliere,
Deadline: Sunday, November 17, 2019

Many students have been outspoken in demanding climate justice, and The American Public Health Association’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity seeks to integrate students’ efforts into a national movement advancing policies that address the health equity impacts of climate change. The Center is offering a new opportunity for students and student groups to foster dialogue and spur action about these issues on campus. The Center will select up to five college or university students or student groups to create a Campus Experience during National Public Health Week (April 6-12, 2020). Read more here.
Limited Competition: Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research
Due November 22, 2019 by 5:00 PM YOUR local time

A grant is available through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to research environmental health disparities with American Indian/Alaska Native people and other vulnerable groups. Tribal colleges and other Tribal serving institutions are eligible to apply, including Tribal health programs. Read more here.
FEMA FY 2019 Grants Application Period
Deadline: January 31, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET

The application period for FEMA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants under the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs is now open. Applicants must apply for funding through the FEMA Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal . For FY19, a total of $410 million in funding is available through HMA’s two competitive grant programs, Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM). The two competitive mitigation grants provide Tribes, states, and territories funding for eligible mitigation activities to strengthen the ability to protect life and property and reduce disaster losses from future disaster damages. Read more here and here.
Webinar: Facing Alzheimer's Through Community Strengths
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Please join NIHB and the Alzheimer's Association for our joint webinar, Facing Alzheimer's Through Community Strengths . The rise in Alzheimer’s and other dementias is a challenge for all communities, including those in Indian Country. The webinar will cover what is Alzheimer’s and other dementias, how dementia relates to diabetes and heart disease, and why dementia affects multiple generations. While responding to this growing health problem may seem daunting, there are ways to get started using a communities’ existing strengths and partners. Read more here and download the flyer here.