Tribal Public Health Broadcast
February 15, 2018
9th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit
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FDA Releases the 2017 Food Code
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the 2017 edition of the FDA food code, a model regulation that provides all levels of government and industry with practical, science-based guidance and manageable provisions for reducing the known risks of foodborne illness. 
The 2017 Food Code provides uniform standards for retail food safety, eliminates redundant processes for establishing food safety criteria, and establishes a more standardized approach in controlling food safety hazards within a retail environment.
View the Constituent Update for the release HERE

Funding and Opportunities
SDPI Poster Session Call for Proposals
Due Friday, March 16, 2018
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the Annual NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit, in Prior Lake, MN from May 22-24, 2018. The Annual SDPI Poster Session is a great way for success stories to be heard by a large audience of Tribal leaders and Tribal health professionals, as well as share program ideas with other grantees. 
For instructions, and to submit your proposal, click  HERE
Download a copy of the call for proposals   HERE
Learn more about the Tribal Public Health Summit  HERE
Questions? Please contact Sarah Price at  or (202)507-4078

Share Your Feedback on Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals
Does your work involve activities in the areas of quality improvement, performance management, workforce development, accreditation, or community health assessment and improvement? Are you actively engaged in supporting your organization's performance improvement (PI) efforts? Your help is needed by the Public Health Foundation to ensure a set of competencies for PI professionals best meets the needs of the public health workforce! Feedback is currently being accepted on the draft   Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health (PI Competencies) and will be used to refine this competency set for release later this year. Visit the Public Health Foundation's website to learn more about the variety of ways feedback can be submitted or share your thoughts directly through this online feedback form . Feedback is welcome through March 31, 2018. Questions about the draft PI Competencies or opportunities for sharing feedback can be sent to Kathleen Amos at .

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Youth and Family TREE
Applications due: April 10th, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has recently released a grant funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The FOA is titled "Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families" it also known as the Youth and Family TREE.
The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The recipient will be expected to provide a coordinated multi-system family centered approach that will enhance and expand comprehensive evidence-based treatment, including early intervention, and recovery support services to the population of focus.
The eligible applicants for this FOA include Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of Tribes or Tribal organizations.  Please see the announcement for the full list of eligible applicants.  SAMHSA seeks to further expand access and the geographical distribution, as well as reduce duplication, of its adolescent programs.  Therefore, grant recipients funded under TI-16-006 FY 2016 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation and TI-17-002 FY 2017 Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

NIHB Releases Tools for Developing a Public Health Accreditation Elevator Speech
Many Tribal health departments are in the process of working towards Public Health Accreditation, the recognition that their department's performance meets a set of nationally recognized, practice-based, and evidence-based standards. Public Health Accreditation is valuable for health departments, but advocates may find it difficult to communicate the importance of Public Health Accreditation in a short and succinct manner when the audience may not understand the benefits, or even the definition of accreditation.

An elevator speech is a short, catchy way to put forth an idea in an amount of time that could be delivered during an elevator ride. They are often used to market an idea or initiative. You can use an elevator speech to convey meaningful information, and to grab an audience's attention. The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has released a tool for developing an elevator speech that will increase the audience's understanding of a health department's public health accreditation efforts.
To view NIHB's "Creating an Elevator Speech Infographic", click HERE
You can use the "Creating an Elevator Worksheet" to record your ideas. View it HERE
To view these, and other accreditation tools for Tribes, visit NIHB's Tribal Accreditation Readiness Initiative (Tribal ASI) website HERE

Prematurity Prevention Summit: Building a Birth Equity Movement
Scholarship application due February 16, 2018
Renaissance Arlington Capitol View Hotel, May 21-22, 2018
Thought leaders will convene in Arlington, VA to advance policy and practice, to mobilize community leadership, to share and spread emerging ideas and promising practices, and to energize stakeholders to achieve equity and reduce preterm birth.
  • Round trip travel, including transportation to and from airports is applicable
  • Accommodations Sunday, May 20th and Monday, May 21st (May 22nd check-out)
  • Meals during the summit
  • Registration for the Summit, valued at $400.
Scholarship winners will be notified on or before Monday, February 26th. Registration will open soon after.
If you have any questions please send an email to: .

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Innovation and Quality in Public Health (Webinar)
February 27, 2018, 2-3pm ET
How can public health better position itself and its work as innovative in an environment where public health and healthcare are moving closer together? How do public health organizations assume a vital role as the community chief health strategist, bringing together diverse community players to make meaningful progress on community health issues? Join the Public Health Foundation (PHF) on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 2-3pm EST for a webinar to explore for the Oklahoma City-County Health Department is moving its community forward to improved population health with innovation.

NIHB Webinar: How to Use the New PHAB Supplemental Guidance for Tribal Public Health Departments
March 6, 1:00-2:00pm ET
Please join us for a webinar presenting a new resource for Tribal public health departments who are currently or are interested in using the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB) Standards and Measures for building public health system capacity and/or for public health accreditation purposes. The new resource, called the Supplementation Process and Documentation Guidance For Tribal Public Health Department Accreditation is a result of the work between the Tribal Public Health Accreditation Advisory Board (TPHAAB) and the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB ). The intent of this collaboration is to increase accessibility to public health accreditation opportunities by Tribal public health entities. TPHAAB is composed of technical and public health subject matter experts from across Indian Country that are informed or are actively working on Tribal public health accreditation efforts. The group has been facilitated by NIHB since 2008.
During the webinar, PHAB will introduce the new Supplementation Guidance along with an accompanying guide on how to use it. Register here.


NIHB 9th 
Annual Tribal Public Health Summit
May 22-24, 2018 in Prior Lake, MN  Call for Proposals
Due Friday, February 23, 2018
Public health practitioners, researchers, and policy experts are invited to submit abstracts for 90 minute workshops and 60 minute roundtables  for the NIHB 2018 National Tribal Public Health Summit. NIHB encourages presentations highlighting evidenced-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.

This year's summit emphasizes balance, harmony, culture and health, so please consider topics and content that focus on these interconnections within one of the six summit tracks: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Public Health Infrastructure and Capacity, Public Health Policy, Substance Misuse and Behavioral Health, Climate Change and Environmental Health, and Cancer Prevention and Treatment.
To submit an abstract click HERE
Sponsor the 9th Annual Tribal Public Health Summit
We invite you to contribute to Tribal public health by becoming an official sponsor of the premier national AI/AN specific public health gathering. The National Tribal Public Health Summit (TPHS) offers key opportunities for allies, organizations and agencies to network, build relationships and establish partnerships with Tribal health leaders in an effort to address AI/AN health priorities. NIHB is honored to welcome your support for TPHS.  We offer a variety of sponsorship levels with many benefits included. Sponsoring the TPHS provides a great opportunity to elevate the presence and visibility of your organization and work, as well as your commitment to Tribal public health and healthcare needs.
To view more information about sponsorship opportunities, including our sponsorship packages, click  HERE

Native Public Health Innovation Award: Call for Nominations
  Due Tuesday, February 20, 2018
In an effort to honor individuals, Tribes, organizations, and programs that have enriched and improved American Indian and Alaska Native public health, NIHB invites nominations for the Native Public Health Innovation Award. This award was created to recognize excellence, achievement, and innovations that are above and beyond the call of service. This award will highlight the work and vision of a Tribe, individual, organization or program that has worked to improve health status, implement new programming, address long standing health disparities, and/or increase the visibility of public health concerns. 
To learn more or submit your nomination, click HERE
Lodging Information
NIHB has a room block at the conference hotel, The Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. To ensure the lowest rate, call 952-445-9000 or 800-262-7799 and ask for the NIHB block 
Online reservations can also be made  HERE   
Registration opening soon
For more information, check the conference website HERE