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

November 23, 2018
Attention Federal Employees!  NIHB is the premier, national, health advocacy organization focused solely on issues confronting federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes. Support this work by donating to the National Indian Health Board through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Talk to your payroll administrator: NIHB’s CFC number is 84221. Click here for more information on NIHB’s CFC campaign, and here for more information on the CFC as a federal effort.
2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey Shows Dramatic Increase In e-cigarette Use Among Youth Over Past Year
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) showing that more than 3.6 million middle and high school students were current (past 30 day) e-cigarette users in 2018, a dramatic increase of more than 1.5 million students since last year. According to the results published in last Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, youth who use e-cigarettes also are using them more frequently and using flavored products more often than last year. The sharp rise in e-cigarette use has resulted in an increase in overall youth tobacco product use, reversing a decline seen in recent years, and is prompting a series of steps by the FDA to curb youth use trends. Read more here.
Funding & Opportunities
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. Read more here.

Slides from the pre-application webinar are available here. (Note: applications are also welcome from applicants who did not attend the webinar.) 
EXTENDED Deadline: Strong Systems, Stronger Communities, Self-Assessment Cohort Request for Applications
Due Friday, November 30, 2018 by 11:59 PM 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 opportunity builds on NIHB’s Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (2014-2018), and 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.
The Self-Assessment Award is intended for Tribal entities new to performance improvement to receive training, form a team, and complete a self-assessment against national standards. Each awardee will be funded for $3,000. 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. 
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program
Due Friday, January 4, 2019

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Substance Use Prevention (CSAP), are accepting applications for fiscal year 2019 Tribal Behavioral Health grant program. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth through the age of 24 years.  Read more here.
Webinar: The Extent of Tobacco Use in American Indians/Alaska Natives and its Health Effects
Thursday, November 29th, 1:00 PM EST

The FDA and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) are hosting a webinar on "The Extent of Tobacco Use in American Indians/Alaska Natives and its Health Effects" on Thursday, November 29th from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (ET). The presentation will feature a discussion of the public health impact of commercial tobacco use in tribal communities. Register here.