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

October 25, 2018
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.
PHICCS Pre-Launch Webinar

NIHB, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce the Public Health in Indian County 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, 2018, at 1:00 pm ET. Register for the webinar here .
Submit Ideas, Examples, and Data to the Surgeon General
Due Monday, November 5, 2018

The Office of the Surgeon General, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), plans to develop and produce a report by the US Surgeon General on the link between investments in community health and community and other measures of well-being and economic prosperity. The Surgeon General wants to build upon the community health work that has already been done and would like to hear from you about the initiatives you are doing to address community health and prosperity. Visit the Federal Register Notice here to share your ideas, examples, and data.

Strong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems, Request for Applications
Due Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by 11:59 ET
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.

Submit Your Abstract for the 14th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference
Abstracts due: Friday, November 23, 2018
Conference dates: Tuesday-Thursday, March 26-28, 2019

Submit your abstract today for the 14th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference, Bridging Generations: Thinking Ahead While Always Being Informed by the Past. Learn more about submitting abstracts here.

Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response: Public Health Crisis Response
Submission deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering this funding opportunity for emergency response. Federally-recognized Tribes are eligible. Click here to learn more.

Forecast: Workforce Development and Youth Suicide Prevention Grants Coming Soon!
Expected release dates: December 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services has released forecasts for two upcoming grants: (1) Youth Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Initiative, and (2) American Indian Alaska Native Workforce Development Initiative. These grants are announced with applications expected to open in December.

Click here to view the forecast for the workforce grant, and click here to view the forecast for the youth suicide prevention grant.

16th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet
Applications due: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Informational webinar: Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of the 16th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I Request for Applications (RFA). This RFA is seeking applications in the research areas of Air Quality, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, Sustainable and Healthy Communities, and Chemical Safety. Click here to learn more or apply.

Indigenous Food Sovereignty in North America
Submission deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development and the Journal of American Indian Education jointly seek manuscripts and commentaries on practice-relevant and pedagogical research related to Indigenous food sovereignty issues, especially Tribal and government policy, grassroots community organizing, culturally defined foods and practices, and the transfer of Indigenous knowledge. See the full announcement and a PDF for sharing and posting here . Click here to read more.
Technical Assistance Available for Tribal Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters
Application deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018

The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center is offering three-day training to up to four Tribal domestic violence programs and shelters. This training is meant to build capacity to respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and sex trafficking. Learn more here.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, November 27, 2018

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue and encourages Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by properly disposing of unused prescription drugs. Find a location to safely dispose off your old medications here.

Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Summit
Wednesday-Thursday, November 14-15, 2018 in Des Moines, IA

Registration is currently open for the Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Summit, which will bring together a diverse group of experts and elder justice professionals to: (1) identify the challenges rural and Tribal communities face in responding to elder abuse; (2) identify promising practices, resources, and tools available to rural and Tribal communities; and (3) explore what more can be done to break down silos and foster greater collaboration at the Tribal, local, state, and federal levels. Learn more or register here.

Substance Use Disorders Clinical Training
Wednesday-Thursday, December 12-13, 2018 in Portland, OR

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board will offer this free training to Indian Health Service facilities to effectively integrate substance abuse disorder treatment at the primary care level. Click here to apply.