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

October 18, 2018
Valerie Davidson Sworn In as Lieutenant Governor of Alaska
On Tuesday October 17, Lt. Gov. Valerie Nurr'araaluk Davidson was sworn into office in Anchorage to replace Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, who resigned earlier in the day. She is the first Alaska Native woman to serve in statewide office in Alaska's history.

Funding & Opportunities
Submit Your Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Story
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is collecting local impact stories from diabetes care providers and SDPI program participants. These stories will be featured on NIHB’s website, and may be used in future projects to educate on and support SDPI, including sharing stories with Members of Congress.

If you have participated in an SDPI program, and want to share your experience, click HERE. If you are a diabetes care provider, and you want to share information about your SDPI program, including data, successes, challenges, and innovative ideas, click HERE.

Please contact Sarah Price, with any questions.
Strong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems, Request for Applications
Due Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by 11:59 ET

Pre-Application Webinar Monday, October 22, 2018 at 2:00pm and 3:00pm ET (based on funding opportunity selected)
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pleased to announce funding for Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC), formerly known as the Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI). This project continues NIHB’s commitment to the strengthening of Tribal public health systems by offering support and technical assistance specifically 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.
Tribes will have the opportunity to perform work in performance improvement (PI) and/or system improvement (SI). Support for public health accreditation activities is offered, but seeking accreditation is not required.
EPA Indoor Environments Newsletter Subscription Invitation

Want to learn more about why the quality of the air matters in your home, school, or office and how to improve it? Join more than 89,000 other subscribers receiving important messages about IAQ [indoor air quality] and health from the Indoor Environments Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

Give it a try HERE.
The Impact of Sexual Violence on Men and Boys Webinar
Monday, October 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET
On October 22, the Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition will host a webinar about the impact of sexual violence on men and boys. Lenny Hayes, MA will present. Mr. Hayes (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) is a mental and chemical health therapist and the owner of Tate Topa Consulting. He will also discuss his own story of child abuse. To Learn more or register for the webinar, click HERE.
NIHB's Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan Pre-Launch Webinar
Wednesday, October 31 st , 2018 at 1:00 PM EST
NIHB, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  is pleased to announce the Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS). The purpose of this scan is to increase the knowledge of Tribal and federal health leaders and advocates through the creation and dissemination of a national-level, comprehensive profile of the public health system and infrastructure in Indian Country. The profile will be informed by a national assessment of Tribal public health systems, functions, workforce, issues, gaps, strengths, and leadership. 
To learn more about this scan and to receive instructions on completing the web-based tool, please join us for a pre-launch webinar on Wednesday, October 31 st , 2018, at 1:00 PM EST. Register for the webinar HERE .

Healthy Native Youth Webinar Series
Various dates

Healthy Native Youth will host a series of webinars the second Wednesday of each month at 1 pm ET. These meetings include new resources and an opportunity to engage in a didactic session focused on how collaboration to serve youth. Topics range from LGBTQ2S Inclusion to “New to the Rez: Becoming an Ally – Understanding and Working with Tribal Communities” to engaging parents and youth.
To view the full schedule or register, click HERE