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

October 17, 2019
News
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.
IHS Awards $2.4M to Tribal Epidemiology Centers to Combat HIV, Hepatitis C, and STIs

The Indian Health Service (IHS) has recently awarded nine Tribal Epidemiology Centers $2.4 million to help diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond to American Indian and Alaska Native communities affected by HIV, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The awards were given out as part of IHS’s implementation of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Addressing such epidemics requires greater collaboration across sectors and disciplines. Read more here.
Funding & Opportunities
Come Work for NIHB!

NIHB is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
  • Behavioral Health Program Manager
  • Public Health Project Associate
  • Public Health Project Coordinator
  • 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 Karrie Joseph, Acting Director, Public Health Policy and Programs, at kjoseph@nihb.org or 202-507-4070 . Read more here.
Request for Applications: Supporting Tribes to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation
Applications due Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce  Supporting Tribes to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation,  made possible through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health cooperative agreement #OT-1803. This opportunity continues NIHB's commitment to strengthening Tribal public health capacity by offering support and technical assistance to Tribes for projects designed to implement proven strategies to increase quitting and quit attempts of commercial tobacco among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Read more here
Events
Pre-application Webinar: RFA Supporting Tribes to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation
TODAY! Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET

This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about the Mini-Awards available through the Supporting Tribes to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation funding opportunity from the National Indian Health Board's (NIHB) commercial tobacco cessation project. During the webinar, NIHB staff will discuss the project and the application process, and potential applicants will have a chance to ask questions. Webinar attendance is NOT required, but is recommended, for potential applicants. The Supporting Tribes to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation initiative is hosted with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Register here
AICAF Liver Cancer in Indian Country Webinar
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1 PM – 2 PM ET

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month! Join the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) during their live webinar, Liver Cancer in Indian Country, presented by Dr. Mary Owen (Tlingit).

This webinar is for physicians, nurses, healthcare administrators, public health staff and community members. It will provide information about liver cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention strategies and what we can do to improve liver health across Indian Country. Dr. Owen will also discuss her experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients and offer guidance on ways to engage with the patients in your community! Register here.
Behavioral Health Government Performance and Results Act Community of Learning- Session 1
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Join the Behavioral Health Government Performance and Results Act (BH GPRA) Community of Learning for a session on GRPA 101. A variety of topics will be covered, including - but not limited to - tips to monitor and improve GRPA results and data examples from the Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) and the National Data Warehouse (NDW). Join the meeting here .

Register to be a part of the BH GPRA Community of Learning for 2019-2020 here.