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

November 1, 2018
November is National American Indian Heritage Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Read more about the month’s events and highlights here .  
Funding & Opportunities
November is Diabetes Awareness Month: 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
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.

NIHB Announces Climate Ready Tribes Funding Opportunities
Due Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce a call for applications for two new Climate Ready Tribes (CRT) Initiative funding opportunities. NIHB will offer a CRT Initiative Award of up to $50,000 to up to three Tribes to conduct local work related to climate health. This may include improving and maintaining partnerships, identifying best practices, and implementing evidence-based programs and services. NIHB will also offer a CRT Initiative Mini-Award for Climate and Health Communication of up to $5000 to up to three Tribes to conduct low-cost, local work including climate health outreach, educational, or training opportunities. The project period for both projects will run approximately January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. Click here to learn more or apply! 

The Trans-NIH Tribal Epidemiology Centers Are Open for Applications
Due Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is seeking candidates for research focused on the health and health disparities of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. NIMHD is leading a trans-NIH (National Institutes of Health) initiative to support two funding opportunities for collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) and extramural investigators: PAR-17-484 and PAR-17-483 . The program invites observational studies or intervention evaluations that use data collected from TECs, with an emphasis on areas where there are significant gaps in data and knowledge. Learn more here .

The Good Road Life Training Offered in Albuquerque
December 10-12, 2018

“The Good Road of Life (GRL)” curriculum is a culture and resilience based program endorsed by Tribal and federal agencies. The topics include domestic violence prevention, men’s and women’s wellness, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, and strengthening facilitation and action planning skills. CEUs are available for some mental health professionals. Click here to download flyer

NIHB and the American Indian Cancer Foundation Offering Training on Recently Developed Colorectal Cancer Toolkit
Deadline to schedule: Friday, December 14, 2018
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) are currently offering in-person trainings with a small number of Area Indian Health Boards and/or Tribes on a recently developed colorectal cancer toolkit. This toolkit was developed based on the evidence-based interventions and lessons learned during AICAF’s Clinical Cancer Screening Network (CCSN) pilot program within the Northern Plains region and aims to provide culturally tailored and web-based resources to clinic teams within American Indian health systems. These roughly 3-hour in-person trainings are geared towards staff involved in cancer screening prevention efforts and can be catered to any number of attendees (from just a few to more). The visits need to be scheduled by December 14 th , 2018, but can take place in the beginning of 2019, and are offered on a first come, first serve basis (subject to timeline and funding). Please contact Breannon Babbel, , for more information. 

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.

Surveillance for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Other Viral Respiratory Infections Among Native Americans/Alaska Natives
Applications due, February 1, 2019

CDC has released a funding opportunity for the surveillance of RSV and other respiratory infections in American Indian and Alaska Natives. Tribal governments, Tribal organizations, and Indian Housing Authorities are among those eligible to apply for the award. Click here for the Request for Applications 
PHICCS Pre-Launch Webinar Recording Now Available!

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, view the recording from our pre-launch webinar HERE.