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

December 20, 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.
News
Tribal Home Visiting: Cultural Traditions Offer Protective Force 
 
The National Home Visiting Resource Article recently published a news article about the Wind River’s Family Spirit Program, an “early childhood home visiting program designed to strengthen the health and development of Native American families.” Read more here .
Tribes Join Forces to Oppose Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 
 
More than a dozen Tribes and six members of Congress have joined forces to oppose drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain. This portion of land is key to the indigenous Gwich’in people who rely on caribou herds to maintain their traditional lifestyles. Read more here .
Resources
Online Course: Climate Academy 2019
Classes begin January 2019
 
This 8 week U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center online course is designed to cover the fundamentals of climate science, provide an overview of tools and resources for climate adaptation, and increase climate literacy and communication skills. The course is designed to encourage networking among conservation professionals engaged in the management of fish, wildlife, habitat and cultural resources and provides participants an opportunity to interact with experts as they address case studies across multiple habitat types. Read more here .
Online Course: Reducing Access to Lethal Means
 
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has released an updated and redesigned version of their most popular online course, Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM). This free, self-paced course is designed to help mental health professionals counsel people at risk for suicide—and their families—on reducing access to lethal means. It features a variety of real-world case studies, as well as a mobile-friendly design for easy, on-the-go access. 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 here.
Call for Proposals for NIHB's 10 th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit
Proposals due Monday, February 11, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET
Conference May 13-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
Public health practitioners, researchers, and policy experts are invited to submit proposals for workshop and roundtable sessions for the 2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit. The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) encourages presentations highlighting evidence-based, best, wise, or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. NIHB highly encourages dynamic, interactive sessions that will draw upon the skills, knowledge and experience of session participants. Read more here.
Call for Abstracts! Convergence and Divergence in Native Health Research: The Confluence of Traditional and Contemporary Medicine
Abstracts due Friday, December 28, 2018
Conference February 25-27, 2019 in Tucson Arizona
 
Submit your abstract to the “Convergence and Divergence in Native Health Research: The Confluence of Traditional and Contemporary Medicine” conference taking place in Tucson this February. This is a three day conference for students, researchers, healthcare providers, and others working in American Indian or Alaska Native health. Submit your abstracts to Josie Garcia.
Call for Papers for Special Public Health Reports Supplement
Papers due January 4, 2019
 
CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention is sponsoring a journal supplement, “Policy Approaches to Reduce the Morbidity, Mortality, and Incidence of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis" for Public Health Reports. Read more here .
Public Comment Period for Healthy People 2030
Comments accepted through January 17 th , 2019
 
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments—including those from members of the public—on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030. Comments can include proposed new objectives. In response to stakeholder input, Healthy People 2030 will be a streamlined set of national health objectives guiding the nation’s efforts to improve health. Heathy People 2030 will continue to represent critical public health priorities by addressing the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and driving action at the national, state, and local levels. Read more here.
Health and Climate Solutions Funding Opportunity
Applicant Webinar: January 7, 2019, 3:00-4:00 pm ET
Applications due February 8, 2019 by 3:00 pm ET
 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is looking to award grants of up to $350,000 for up to eight projects that are improving community health and advancing health equity, while also addressing climate change adaptation or mitigation. Grant funds will support research and evaluation of the project, with some funds allocated to communication and dissemination efforts to share findings and lessons learned broadly. Read more here .
Environmental Justice Small Grants
Applications due Friday, February 15, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET
 
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) program is accepting applications for grants that support community-driven projects on environmental and public health issues. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 50 grants (5 per EPA Region) of up to $30,000 each for one-year projects. Tribes and Tribal organizations are eligible. Informational assistance calls will be held (English and Spanish) throughout January. Read more here .
Events
2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit
Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM

Save the date! Please join NIHB in Albuquerque, NM for the 2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit . Look out for more information coming soon about registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships!

The call for Proposals is now open! Read more here.
2019 American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) National Behavioral Health Conference
Wednesday-Friday, May 15-17, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM

Save the date! Please join NIHB in Albuquerque, NM for the 2019 National American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) National Behavioral Health Conference. Look out for more information coming soon about registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships! A call for proposals for the 2019 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference will open soon.
Webinar: Fourth National Climate Assessment –
Tribes and Indigenous Peoples 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm ET
 
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) will host a webinar on the recently-released Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) and its Chapter 15 on Tribes and Indigenous Peoples. NCA 4 authors will present. Read more here.