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

March 14, 2019
News
NIHB to Celebrate National Tribal Public Health Week
Monday to Friday, April 1-5, 2019
In recognition of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) National Public Health Week, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is celebrating Tribal Public Health Week from April 1st-5th! Join us throughout the week by participating in one of our activities. See the list of events here.
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day raises awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, as well as promotes HIV education, testing, community involvement and treatment in the United States and territorial areas. Read more here.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is most often found in people who are 50 years old or older and disproportionately impacts AI/AN people. CDC’s Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign raises awareness about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests for men and women aged 50 years and older. Read more here.
Funding & Opportunities
Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program Applications
Applications due Friday, March 22, 2019
 
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board is accepting applications for the Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship. Accepted fellows will learn more about the topics of: cancer epidemiology, cancer screening, cultural considerations, and others related to cancer and American Indians. To learn about this fellowship, Read more here . Apply for this fellowship here.
Data Surveillance in Indian Country Grant
Letter of Intent Due Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is providing funding to support joint meetings between state and Tribal entities to promote partnership between states and Tribes for data sharing. CSTE will support up to four meetings to be held by July 31, 2019, providing sponsored travel for up to five attendees, meeting space, and meeting facilitation. Read more here.
SAMHSA Minority Aids Initiative: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS
Applications due Monday, April 22, 2019

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for the Minority AIDS Initiative - Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS grants. The program was created to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders who are at risk for HIV or are HIV positive that receive HIV services/treatment. Read more here.
CDC Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Funding Opportunity
Applications due Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The CDC is offering a 5-year funding opportunity with the purpose of reducing rates of death and disability from commercial tobacco use, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and reducing the prevalence of obesity and other chronic disease risk factors and conditions (e.g., oral health, dementia, COPD) in AI/AN communities. Read more here.
NIHB Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth-led Health Projects
Applications accepted until funding is gone! Apply ASAP.

AI/AN 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.
Resources
Online Course: Environmental Justice in Indian Country

The Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) is offering a course on Environmental Justice in Indian Country. It is designed not only for people who are serious students of Native American and Indigenous/Fourth World studies, but also for people who may be members of Tribal communities who could benefit from a broader understanding of what environmental justice is and how it affects their communities. Read more here.
Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank and Report
 
The APHA Center for Public Health Policy hosted a Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank with support from the CDC. Click below to learn more about the Think Tank and their report, Priorities in Tribal Public Health . Read more here.  
Events
CDC Public Health Rounds: Preventing Suicidal Behavior among AI/AN Communities
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 1-2 PM EST

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S. and suicide rates have increased more than 30 percent since 2000. Among AI/AN communities, suicide rates are even higher than among the general population, and they are highest among youth and young adults, ages 15–34. Focusing on subgroups at risk, including youth among AI/AN communities, and implementing evidence-based prevention strategies is a key approach to reducing suicidal behaviors and may help reduce this health inequity. Read more here.
Listening Session: Alzheimer's Association Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map for Indian Country
Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

On March 21 from 4-5:30 pm ET, NIHB invites you to join us and the Alzheimer’s Association for a listening session on the forthcoming Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map for Indian Country. The Alzheimer’s Association and CDC are finalizing this first-ever tool on public health strategies for Alzheimer’s, an important and growing issue. The Road Map will be a tool to learn about dementia, make plans, and get started building a better future for younger generations and better care for older community members. Read more 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.

Climate and Health Learning Community Event at Tribal Public Health Summit
 
NIHB is pleased to announce that a Climate and Health Learning Community In-Person Networking Event will be held at the Tribal Public Health Summit in Albuquerque, NM this May for the Climate and Health Learning Community! The purpose of this session is to bring together current and interested learning community members for an in-person meeting. This event will focus on speed networking, with a goal of fostering peer learning, sharing information, and building relationships. All are welcome. Anyone can join the learning community! Registration for the event will open soon here . S ign up for the Climate Ready Learning Community email list here .
2019 American Indian and Alaska Native 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 AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference. For the latest information on registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships, visit the conference website here.

Register to attend here.

Pre Conference Training Sessions
Wenesday, May 15, 2019
Registration Required for all pre-conference training sessions. Space is limited.

START UP! : Art Therapy Trauma Treatment for Native American Youth
 
This workshop will introduce health-care professionals to the START UP! Program: Art Therapy Trauma Treatment for Native American Youth. START UP! is aimed at healing historical and inter-generational trauma by bringing mental health to the Tribal classroom as prevention and early intervention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicide in children and adolescents. Participants will be guided through Art Therapy experientials using various art media. Read more here .

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Training
 
This workshop introduces health-care professionals to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and helps with decisions about whether DBT is the right fit. This workshop is appropriate for mental health providers who are exploring whether learning DBT to a standard of clinical proficiency would benefit their own clinical skills and their clients suffering from complex disorders. It can also be useful for health care providers, outside of mental health, who are interested in determining whether DBT is appropriate for their patients. Read more here .