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

February 14, 2019
News
IHS announces new IHS Division and Area Directors
 
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is pleased to welcome Tamara James, PhD as the Acting Director for the IHS Division of Behavioral Health (DBH). Dr. James is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. In her role, Dr. James will serve as the primary source of national advocacy, policy development, management and administration of behavioral health, alcohol and substance abuse, and family violence prevention programs. DBH coordinates national efforts to share knowledge and build capacity through the development and implementation of evidence/practice based and cultural-based practices in Indian Country.

IHS is also pleased to announce Beverly Cotton, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, as the new director of the IHS Nashville Area. Dr. Cotton, an enrolled member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, served as the Acting Director of the IHS Headquarters Office of Clinical and Preventive Services since April 2018. She joined IHS in 2011 as the national sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) coordinator and served as director of the IHS Division of Behavioral Health from 2013 to 2018.
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 Applications
Host Site Applications open until February 18, 2019
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a two-year, paid training program with CDC. 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. Read more here.
Nominations for the Native Public Health Innovation Awards & Native Behavioral Health Award (Hope & Healing Award)
Nominations due TOMORROW , 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 .
Call for Abstracts for the Charleston Child Trauma Conference
Submissions Due Friday, February 15, 2019
Conference Tuesday-Friday, October 15 -18, 2019

The Charleston Child Trauma Conference is a national conference designed to deepen professionals’ knowledge in the area of child trauma and traumatic stress, with an emphasis on bridging research and practice. Read more here.
NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program Application
Applications due Thursday, February 21, 2019

To combat the nation’s opioid crisis, the Health Resources and Services Administration(HRSA) launched the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP). The program supports the recruitment and retention of health professionals needed in underserved areas to expand access to SUD treatment and prevent overdose deaths. Read more here.
HHS Office of Minority Health Youth Health Equity Model of Practice( YHEMOP) Summer 2019 Health Equity Fellow Application
Application due Friday, February 22, 2019

The Health and Human Services(HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is excited to announce that the Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) Summer 2019 Health Equity Fellow Application is now available! Through its YHEMOP program, OMH places students enrolled in higher education studies into short-term health equity fellowships to help meet the needs of diverse organizations. Read more here.
PHRASES: Public Health Reach Across Sectors Fellows Program Application
Application Due Thursday, February 28th, 2019
 
The de Beaumont Foundation and Aspen Institute have launched the Public Health Reach Across Sectors ( PHRASES) Fellows program to help public health professionals hone their communication skills to improve cross-sector collaboration. 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
Conference Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM
 
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.
Call for Proposals for Behavioral Health Poster Session at the AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference
Proposals due Wednesday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET
Conference Wednesday-Friday, May 15-17, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM
 
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 (AI/AN) 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 .
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon (NOW) Youth Leadership Award Nominations
Nominations Due Friday, March 15, 2019
 
The Children's Environmental Health Network is accepting nominations of young leaders, ages 10-21, making an impact in their communities. The award honors a young person who has demonstrated exceptional environmental health leadership – efforts to protect human health, especially of our most vulnerable populations. You can submit a nomination or view past recipients here
SAMHSA Building Communities of Recovery Grants
Applications due Tuesday, April 2, 2019
 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for 2019 Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) grants. The purpose of this program is to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance abuse and addiction. These grants are intended to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of recovery support services as well as promotion of and education about recovery. Read more here .
Resources
New Publication: TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Tuesday February 19, 2019, 12PM-1PM PST
 
SAMHSA’s new Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP), “TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives” (TIP 61), provides practical and culturally relevant guidance on how best to provide effective behavioral health services to clients in this population. TIP 61 is divided into three parts. Read more here .
Community Health Maps

Developed by the National Library of Medicine ( NLM), Community Health Maps (CHM) provides information about low/no cost mapping tools with a focus on increasing capacity within under-served and other at-risk communities. The CHM workflow can also be used by individuals and organizations needing to collect, analyze, and visualize mapping data. An online tutorial is available. Read more here.
Indian Health Surveillance Report — Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2015

The IHS National S exually Transmitted Diseases ( STD) program and the IHS Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention are announcing the release of the Indian Health Surveillance Report — Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2015 . The report presents statistics and trends for STDs among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in the United States and represents a unique collaboration and partnership between IHS and CDC.  The report highlights disparities among AI/AN with national data indicating that in 2015 AI/AN had the second highest rates for chlamydia and gonorrhea and the fourth highest rates for syphilis among all racial and ethnic groups. Read the report here.
Events
Webinar: Contingency Management as a Tool for Alcohol Use Disorders among American Indian and Alaska Native People
Tuesday February 19, 2019, 12PM-1PM PST
 
Although AI/AN communities have some of the highest alcohol abstinence prevalence rates compared to the general U.S. population, alcohol-related health inequities disproportionately impact AI/AN communities. Despite the need for evidence-based treatment options, little is known about effective alcohol treatments for AI/AN people. In this webinar we will discuss Contingency Management (CM) as a treatment for alcohol use disorders. The CM intervention has been implemented in alignment with existing cultural and community practices, with Elders and community leaders as champions of the intervention. Read more here .
14 th Annual Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference
Tuesday, March 26-Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM

The Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. (AAIHB) is hosting the 14th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Bridging Generations: Thinking Ahead While Always Being Informed by the Past” March 26-28, 2019 at the Albuquerque Marriot in Albuquerque, NM. Read more here .
2019 Native Women and Men's Wellness and Diabetes Prevention Conference
Monday-Thursday, April 22-25, 2019 in San Diego, CA

The University of Oklahoma American Indian Institute Annual Conference calls together the best thinking in Native American Wellness and Diabetes Prevention. Read more here.
American Climate Leadership Summit
Wednesday-Thursday, May 1-2, 2019 in Washington, DC
 
Hosted by the Kresge Foundation, Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, ecoAmerica, and over 20 other partner organizations, the American Climate Leadership Summit is “the nation’s largest and most diverse gathering of leaders dedicated to broadening and catalyzing action and advocacy for effective climate solutions.” Diversity Scholarships are available to a limited number of participants from frontline, low-income, and/or underrepresented communities to assist in attending this conference. Read more here (or apply for a scholarship here ).
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.

Register to attend 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.

Register to Attend here.