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

February 7, 2019
News
February is American Heart Month
American Heart Month is observed every February to raise awareness about heart disease and the importance of reducing the risk through healthy lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity and healthy eating. Heart Disease is one of the leading causes of death American Indian and Alaska Native people.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is launching the #OurHearts national initiative to encourage heart healthy habits. Read more here.
The Many Dimensions of Knowledge
 
The National Park Service recently published a blog post by Henry P. Huntington on different types and systems of knowledge, including indigenous knowledge, and the related opportunities and challenges. 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 The National Indian Health Board (NIHB)'s 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.
CDC Public Health Associate Program Host Site and Associate Applications
Applications open for Associates from February 4-8, 2019
Applications open for Host Sites from February 4-18, 2019
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Associates bring their skills to the host agency, foster a partnership between their host site and CDC, facilitate access to CDC resources, trainings and subject matter expertise, and build Tribal capacity by filling human resource gaps. In return, the Tribe will offer the PHAP associate opportunities to grow as an early-career public health professional. Read more here.
Abstract Submissions for the Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT)
Abstracts due Friday, February 8 th, 2019 at 11:59pm ET

Abstract submission is now open for the Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT), a conference produced by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and CDC in partnership with several national organizations including the National Indian Health Board (NIHB). PHIT is an excellent opportunity for Tribal, state, local, and territorial health departments to share their experience in performance improvement, system improvement, and public health accreditation. Presentations should be geared towards practical skills, increasing specific knowledge, and sharing effective resources. 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, NM
 
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. 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 Proposals for 2019 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference
Proposals due Monday, February 11, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET
Conference May 15-17, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM

NIHB is proud to convene with various stakeholders across Indian Country who are improving behavioral health outcomes in AI/AN communities. NIHB encourages presentations highlighting evidence-based, best, or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. This year’s conference focuses on highlighting actions and tools that promote connections with culture, community, and knowing your purpose through the implementation of best practices. Read more here.
Scholarships Available for Environmental Health and Climate Change Presenters at Tribal Public Health Summit
 
NIHB is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships this year for presenters on the Environmental Health and Climate Change Track. Conference admission fees will be waived and scholarship recipients will also receive up to $1200-$1500 to support travel costs. If you are interested in a scholarship, please submit your proposal here . Then, email aaljanabi@nihb.org to request a scholarship and please include a brief explanation of why you need, or could benefit from, this scholarship. Scholarship applicants should not book travel without coordinating with NIHB, as NIHB may coordinate with scholarship recipients to make travel arrangements on their behalf.
Nominations for the Native Public Health Innovation Awards & Native Behavioral Health Award (Hope & Healing Award)
Nominations due Friday, February 15, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET
 
In an effort to honor individuals, Tribes, organizations, and programs that have enriched and improved American Indian and Alaska Native public health and behavioral health, NIHB invites nominations for the Native Public Health Innovation Awards (three awards honoring different types of work) and the Native Behavioral Health Award (Hope and Healing Award). All nominations should be received by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, February 15, 2019. Winners will be notified within three weeks upon close of the nominations. Read more here .
Healthy Food Financing Initiative Grant
Applications due Thursday, February 14, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET
 
The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) offers financial assistance to help healthy food retailers overcome higher costs and initial barriers to entry in underserved areas across the country. Targeted grants are available for eligible projects or partnerships that seek to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas. Grant awards range from $25,000-$250,000. Women/minority/Tribally-owned businesses, those supporting regional food systems and locally grown food when possible, and those creating jobs for low-income residents are among the evaluation criteria. Read more here.
Applications for AISES Summer Internships
Applications due Friday, February 15, 2019
 
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Internship Program provides students with applied work experience and an opportunity to explore career options. Placing students in 10-week summer positions with partner agencies, the program also promotes advanced study to the graduate level and assists students in developing professional networks. Read more here .
Resilient Communities 2019 – Environmental Funding Program
Pre-proposals due Tuesday, February 19, 2019
 
The Resilient Communities Program, offered through Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, will help communities prepare for future impacts associated with sea-level rise, sustain appropriate water quantity and quality, and enhance forest conservation. This program emphasizes supporting Tribal communities, which are recognized as particularly vulnerable, and whose livelihoods and economies rely on their self-determined management of water, land, and other natural resources and infrastructure that will be impacted increasingly by sea level rise, drought, flooding, and fires. Read more here.
Call for Proposals for Behavioral Health Poster Session
Proposals due Wednesday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET
 
NIHB invites Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative ( DVPI) grantees, Tribal behavioral health experts, public health professionals, advocates, researchers, community-based providers, and others to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference, in Albuquerque, NM, May 15-17, 2019. The Poster Session is a great way for success stories to be heard by a large audience of Tribal leaders, Tribal behavioral health professionals, health experts, public health professionals, federal employees, advocates, researchers and community-based providers as well as share program ideas with others. Read more here .
Call for Proposals for the SDPI Poster Session at the 10th Annual Tribal Public Health Summit
Proposals due Wednesday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET
 
NIHB invites Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the National Tribal Public Health Summit (TPHS) in Albuquerque, NM from May 13-15. The poster session will be held during the opening reception of the Summit on the evening of May 13. SDPI presenters are also invited to volunteer to lead a fitness session on Tuesday, May 14. Read more here.
First Nations Development Institute Accepting Proposals to Address Health and Social Issues through the 2019 Native Youth & Culture Fund Grants
Applications due Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 5 pm MT

The First Nations Development Institute is now accepting proposals for its Native Youth and Culture Fund for projects that focus on youth and incorporate culture and tradition to address social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health or other social issues in Native communities. Read more here.
Indian Health Service Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program
Applications due Thursday, March 28, 2019
 
The Pre-Graduate Scholarship Program provides financial support for American Indian and Alaska Native (federally or state-recognized) students to enroll in courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in specific pre-professional areas, such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, and others as needed by Indian health programs. There is no service requirement attached to the scholarship. Read more here .
Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship Program Applications
Applications due Thursday, March 28, 2019
 
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Health Professions Scholarship provides financial aid covering tuition, required fees, and other educational and living expenses for qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in a health profession degree program. Recipients of the scholarship are required to fulfill a minimum 2-year service commitment at an Indian health facility. Read more here .
2019 National Transportation in Indian Country Conference Call for Presentations
Proposals due Saturday, March 30, 2019
Conference September 16-19, 2019 in Big Sky, MT
 
The National Transportation in Indian Country Planning Committee is seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for the 2019 National Transportation in Indian Country Conference (NTICC) that will be held September 16 - 19, 2019 at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana. If you have a presentation you would like to share at this year’s conference. Read more and apply here.
Land Defenders and Water Protectors Funding Opportunity
Deadlines vary March-October 2019
 
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples’  Land Defenders and Water Protectors  supports Native led actions against incursions, unwanted development, and extractive industries as well as threats to sacred sites in Indigenous communities, lands and territories. Land Defenders and Water Protectors grants will be available for Indigenous Peoples’ community based organizations doing frontline advocacy and peaceful direct actions responding to the desecration of Mother Earth. Grants range from $500-$10,000. Read more here.
Social and Economic Development Strategies Grant for Tribes
Applications due Monday, April 15, 2019
 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is offering grants for Tribal community-based organizations, Tribes, and village governments for social and economic infrastructure development. This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities. Read more here.
Resources
Report on Tribal Nursing Homes Best Practices
 
A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sponsored report on trauma and person-centered care practices of three tribal nursing homes in Nebraska, Alaska, and South Dakota. Discusses best practices for caring for patients dealing with the repercussions of elder and child abuse, sexual assault, and historical trauma, among other traumatic experiences. Read more here .
Events
ICRC-S Webinar: Promoting Connectedness for Youth through Social Networks 
Friday, February 22, 2019, at 2:00 pm ET
 
Join the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) for their webinar series, Preventing Suicide by Promoting Social Connectedness: Promoting Connectedness for Youth through Social Networks and Sources of Strength. Sources of Strength is a universal suicide prevention program. Presenters will briefly review replication of Sources of Strength with populations such as LGBTQ and Tribal youth, to promote social connectedness and positive group norms. Read more here .
Social Media Best Practices Climate and Health Webinar
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET
 
CDC will be hosting a climate and health communications webinar series called Amplify: Increase the Impact of Your Climate and Health Communications. This series is brought to you by the CDC Climate and Health Program. These webinars are designed for state and local health departments, but may be useful for Tribes as well. The webinars can help viewers more effectively communicate the health impacts of climate change and in their communities. The next webinar in this series, Social Media Best Practices, will take place on February 28. Read more here .
8th Annual Harm Reduction Summit
Monday-Thursday, April 29-May 2, 2019 in Mahnomen, MN
The White Earth Harm Reduction Coalition has announced that the 8 th Annual Harm Reduction Summit is scheduled this year for April 29 through May 2 in Mahnomen, Minnesota on the White Earth Nation Reservation. Currently, pre-summit days are slated to take place on April 29 th and 30 th . The organizers are putting out a save the date now with the registration set to open up soon; an agenda is also forthcoming. For more information, contact Kim Turner at kim.turner@whiteearth-nsn.gov .
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. For the latest information on registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships, visit the summit website here.

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. For the latest information on registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships, visit the summit website here.

The call for proposals is now open! Read more here.
Tribal Climate Camp
Sunday-Friday, June 16-21, 2019 in Polson, MT
 
Tribal Climate Camp (TCC) has been scheduled for June 2019 in Montana. The TCC is organized through a collaboration of Tribal and non-Tribal partners to support teams of Tribal leaders, climate change coordinators, planners, and program managers to build skills, gather information, and develop Tribal policy needed to address climate change impacts. All costs except transportation to the Camp are covered for attendees. Interested persons must submit a form by Friday, March 1. Read more here.