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

November 8, 2018
News
Not Enough Fruits, Vegetables Grown to Feed the Planet, Study Reveals

Researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada compared global agricultural production with Harvard University nutritionists’ healthy eating recommendations and found that if everyone on the planet wanted eat a healthy diet, there wouldn’t be enough fruit and vegetables to go around. A shift in production is needed to align with healthy diet recommendations and would require 50 million fewer hectares of arable land. Read more here.  
Reshaping the Journey: American Indians and Alaska Natives in Medicine

A new report published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) advocates for diversity in education and training and explores slow and uneven growth among the number of individuals who identify as American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) applying to and enrolling in medical school. Read more here .
Funding & Opportunities
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.
Community Changemaker Grants Offered by NIHB
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

NIHB is offering Community Changemaker Grants – small amounts of money ($250) that can supercharge a youth-led health event. These grants are open to American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24. Read more here
Farm to School Grants
Due Tuesday, December 4, 2018

USDA Food and Nutrition Service is accepting applications for Farm to School Grants from eligible schools, state and local agencies, Indian Tribal organizations, agricultural producers or groups of producers, and nonprofit entities. USDA anticipates awarding approximately $7.5 million in grant funding to support efforts that improve access to local foods in schools. Planning and training grant awards range from $20,000 to $50,000, and implementation grants range from $50,000 to $100,000. Grants require a 25% match. Read more here.  
NIHB Announces Second Round of Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening Funding Opportunity
Due Friday, December 7, 2018
 
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce a second call for applications for a Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening award. This funding will provide awards of up to $8,000 to nine (9) Tribal clinics/programs. Funding will be used to participate in a second round of pilot testing of a toolkit developed by NIHB. This toolkit has been developed to share implementation guidelines for the priority evidence-based interventions (EBIs) found in the Community Guide to Preventive Services (Community Guide) Strategies. This action guide is designed specifically for Tribal health systems interested in increasing high-quality, population-based breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings. The funded pilot project is expected to run for a 3-month time period from approximately January to April 2019. Read more here.  
RESEARCH SUPPORT FELLOWSHIPS FOR AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Research support fellowships are currently available for American Indian/Alaska Native graduate students in the Biomedical and Social Sciences. These fellowships are sponsored by the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH), Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, and OHSU Prevention Research. Read more here.
Resources
The Farm to School Grantee Report is Now Available

The Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) is pleased to announce the release of a new report;  Cultivating Opportunity: An Overview of USDA's Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Farm to School Grantees' Growing Achievements . This report highlights Farm to School program trends and best practices from Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Farm to School Grantees. This report also features baseline data provided by grantees which is used to assess the impact of the grant program on the growth of the Farm to School movement nationwide.