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

December 13, 2018
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News
WHO Publishes COP24 Special Report: Value of Health Gains from Climate Action Outweigh Cost of Mitigation Policies

Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone. A World Health Organization (WHO) report launched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) last week says that the value of health gains from climate action would far outweigh the cost of mitigation policies at global level, and the benefit-to-cost ratio is even higher in countries such as China and India.
The report highlights why health considerations are critical to the advancement of climate action and outlines key recommendations for policy makers. Read more here .
CDC Releases Report on “Drugs Most Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths: United States, 2011–2016”

A recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies patterns around the specific drugs most frequently involved in drug overdose deaths in the US from 2011 to 2016. Read more here .
Funding & Opportunities
NIHB Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth-led Health Projects
Applications accepted until funding is gone! Apply ASAP.

American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24 years old are eligible to apply for Community Changemaker Grants. These are small amounts of money ($250) that can help supercharge a YOUTH-led and YOUTH-planned health event. Read more information and download the application here.
Applications Due Friday, January 4, 2019

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Tribal Behavioral Health grant program (Native Connections). 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 youth through the age of 24 years. SAMHSA plans to issue 51 grants up to $250,000 per year for up to 5 years. Read more here .
Applications Due Friday, January 4, 2019

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC). The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing family treatment drug courts, which use the family treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment to parents with a SUD and/or co-occurring SUD and mental disorders who have had a dependency petition filed against them or are at risk of such filing. SAMHSA plans to issue 25 grants of up to $425,000 per year for up to 5 years. Read more here.
Applications Due Friday, January 4, 2019

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts (ATDC) and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. The purpose of this program is to expand SUD treatment services in existing adult problem solving courts, and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness courts, which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide SUD treatment (including recovery support services, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination) to defendants/offenders. SAMHSA plans to issue 25 grants of up to $400,000 per year for up to 5 years. Read more here.
Empowering Arctic Indigenous Scholars and Making Connections – Call for Applicants
Applications Due Thursday, January 10, 2019
 
The Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska invite applications from and/or nominations of Arctic indigenous scholars to travel to Washington, D.C. and meet with officials at governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other groups. Scholars are defined (for this opportunity) as experts within their own knowledge systems who are hunters, fishers, gatherers, those who process or store food, health aides, and others. Adults, youth, and elders are welcome. Read more here .
Applications Due Friday, January 29, 2019

The Administration on Aging (AoA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) forecasts the possible availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 funds to make three-year grants to approximately 10 entities to develop capacity, bring to scale, and sustain evidence-based falls prevention programs that will help to reduce the number of falls, fear of falling, and/or fall-related injuries in older adults. Read more here .
Events
Webinar: Part III of the Gen-I Youth Resiliency Panel Series
December Monday, December 17, 2018 from 2:30-4:00pm ET

Join the Indian Health Service (IHS) on December 17, 2018 for Part III of the Gen-I Youth Resiliency Panel Series to hear how grantees use evidence-based and practice-based approaches to build resiliency to assure quality in service delivery in a culturally-tailored approach. The webinar features guest speaker, Carrie Manning of the Spotted Bull Recovery Resource Center from the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribe. For questions, please contact Minette Galindo at Minette.Galindo@ihs.gov . Read more and register here.
National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Annual Conference 2019
Monday-Thursday, January 7-10, 2019 in Washington, DC
 
Registration is currently open for the NCSE 2019 Annual Conference: Sustainable Infrastructure and Resilience. This conference will address environmental health challenges such as climate change, growing urbanization, and resource scarcity, as well as community resilience and best practices. Read more here .