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

February 21, 2019
News
Representative Deb Haaland to Speak at NIHB Tribal Public Health Summit
Monday, May 13th, 2019
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is delighted to announce that Congresswoman Deb Haaland will be speaking at the Tribal Public Health Summit's first plenary, on Monday, May 13th. She is planning to share remarks on how Tribes can work with Congress to improve public health outcomes in native communities. Representative Haaland is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna and also has Jemez Pueblo heritage. In 2014, Haaland became the first Native American woman to be elected to lead a State Party and was recently elected as one of the first Native American women to serve in Congress. 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 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.
*DEADLINE EXTENDED* Nominations for the Native Behavioral Health Award (Hope & Healing Award)
Nominations due Thursday, February 28, 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 Behavioral Health Award (Hope and Healing Award). All nominations should be received by 11:59 pm ET on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Winners will be notified within three weeks upon close of the nominations. Read more here .
Call for Proposals for the SDPI Poster Session at the 10th Annual Tribal Public Health Summit
Proposals due Friday, 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 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 Friday, 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 .
NIHB Health Policy Fellowship for Native Youth Application
Applications due Saturday, March 30, 2019

NIHB is taking applications for its next class of the Health Policy Fellowship for Native Youth through March 30. The fellowship immerses participants in health-related discussions and policy solutions during its year-long progression. Fellows work with Tribal leaders, policy specialists and public health experts to become health policy advocates who identify and help solve problems related to Indian health through policy solutions. To meet some of the fellowship alumni, click here. To learn more about the fellowship and to apply, Read more here.
SAMHSA Project LAUNCH Grant Application
Applications due Friday, April 19, 2019
 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a grant funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled, “Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health Grant Program”, or “Project LAUNCH”. The purpose of this program is to promote the wellness of young Tribal children, from birth to 8 years of age, by addressing the social, emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioral aspects of their development. Read more here.
SAMHSA System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Grants Application
Applications due Friday, April 19, 2019

SAMHSA recently released a grant FOA entitled, “Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances”, or “System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Grants”. The purpose of this program is to improve the mental health outcomes for Tribal children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbance, and their families. Read more here.
Resources
Education and Training in the Arctic
 
The University of the Arctic and Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat organized a panel to discuss education and training needs for Arctic Indigenous Peoples during the UArctic Congress 2018 in Oulu, Finland, Autumn 2018. The panelists represented each of the Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples’ organizations – also known as Permanent Participants – and addressed questions, including traditional knowledge. 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. 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.