Tribal Public Health Broadcast
February 22, 2018
9th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit
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NIHB Shares Promising Practice for Zika Work: Spotlight on Cocopah Tribe

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is always pleased to highlight the successes of public health work occurring in Tribal communities. In case you missed it, NIHB recently shared an article about Zika preparedness work which the Cocopah Tribe is conducting in Arizona. The image above shows Michael Fila, Emergency Manager/Public Health Officer at the Cocopah Office of Emergency Management, conducting community outreach at a cultural celebration. 

To read the original article, click HERE

Check out NIHB's Zika hub for other Zika-related information, resources, and more HERE

Funding and Opportunities
Clinical Scholars Program 2018 Cohort
Clinical Scholars is a leadership development opportunity for practitioners from diverse fields of health care who seek to tackle complex health problems in their communities and build a culture of health nationwide.
The programs seeks audiologists, clinical counselors, dentists, dieticians, nurses, occupational therapist, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, speech therapists, veterinarians, and others working in community, clinical or academic settings to build stronger, healthier, more equitable communities through work in their chosen profession.
The program includes intensive learning, mentoring and networking that will develop fellows into leaders of transformational change. Working in collaboration throughout the three-year program, scholars will take skills learned and apply them to their jobs and through a project in the community that directly addresses the root cause of inequality in health.
Learn more  HERE

Nominate a Consumer, Peer, and Family Leader or Television and Film Production for SAMHSA's Voice Awards
Due Friday, March 16, 2018

SAMHSAʹs Voice Awards program honors consumer, peer, and family leaders who are improving the lives of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in communities across the country. The awards program also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports.

SAMHSAʹs 2018 Voice Awards will pay special attention to individuals and entertainment productions that are raising awareness about serious mental illness and opioid use disorders.

All nominations within the following categories are due by March 16, 2018. Nominations are open to anyone. There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can submit, and self-nominations are welcome.

Consumer, Peer, and Family Leaders
Potential honorees should be educating the public about mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders, and should have:
  • Personally demonstrated that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports.
  • Led efforts to reduce the negative public attitudes and misperceptions associated with behavioral health.
  • Made a positive impact on communities, workplaces, or schools.
  • Promoted meaningful family involvement as an essential part of recovery.
*Only individuals who live and work in the United States are eligible for recognition.

Television and Film Productions
Eligible productions should feature dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayals of people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. They also must have aired in a public setting after April 15, 2017.

The 2018 Voice Awards event will take place on August 8, 2018, at Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles. Visit the Voice Awards website for more information about the awards program, event updates, and instructions for submitting nominations.

Submit a nomination or learn more  HERE

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

American Indian/Alaska Native-Specific Zika Posters and Brochure Available for Adapting, Printing, and Downloading

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has developed posters and brochures addressing Zika virus in Tribal communities. These materials were developed as part of NIHB's Zika project with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

All materials are available on the NIHB website at no cost. These posters and brochure are designed to be shared online or printed. Some of the materials contain form field text boxes where you can enter your own contact information - for example, for your health facility so that individuals with questions or concerns can contact your Tribal clinic to make an appointment. 

The Zika materials 
can be accessed HERE
Also be sure to check out the recently-updated  NIHB Zika Hub  with other Zika information, resources, webinars, and more


NIHB offers technical assistance on Zika preparedness or response at no cost. To request technical assistance, email

Submit your Zika questions HERE and check back to see answers posted

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

NIHB Webinar: How to Use the New PHAB Supplemental Guidance for Tribal Public Health Departments
March 6, 2018 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.

University Vision, Design and Capacity (UVDC) Technical Grant Writing Workshops

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center offers University Vision, Design and Capacity (UVDC) technical grant writing workshops to provide university and health professionals with strategies to make grant proposals more competitive.
These hands-on, two-day workshops are for junior faculty, staff and college/university health professionals who are interested in community-based participatory research; committed to working with underserved populations; and want to build their institution's capacity to compete and receive competitive grant awards.
Upcoming Trainings:
March 22-23: Xavier University of Louisiana - New Orleans, LA
April 5-6: Meharry Medical College - Nashville, TN
April 26-27: Bemidji State University - Bemidji, MN
There is no cost to attend these workshops, but space is limited.
Learn more  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
Sponsoring 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

Exhibitors and Vendors

Are you interested in exhibiting at the Tribal Public Health Summit? Exhibitor registration is open! The deadline to register as an exhibitor is May 15, 2018, but registration is first come, first serve and registration may close sooner for certain exhibitor categories. 

Learn more about exhibiting or register 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 is open!
For more information, check the conference website HERE