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

March 21, 2019
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.
Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan Deadline Extended!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce the Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS) deadline will be extended to July 31, 2019. The purpose of this scan is to increase the knowledge of Tribal and federal health leaders and advocates through the creation and dissemination of a national-level, comprehensive profile of the public health system and infrastructure in Indian Country. The profile will be informed by a national assessment of Tribal public health systems, functions, workforce, issues, gaps, strengths, and leadership. Read more here.

New Research Released on Climate Change, Heat Exposure in Pregnancy, and Congenital Heart Defects

Climate change is leading to an increase in extreme temperatures throughout the United States. Rising temperatures can cause a variety of health impacts. This article discusses how exposure to extreme heat during pregnancy can cause birth defects including congenital heart problems, preterm birth, and low weight at birth. This new research considers predictions for extreme heat, predictions for births, and how these predictions imply an increase in birth defects. This is another way that climate change can harm the next generation. Read more here. Learn more about NIHB's climate health work here.

Funding & Opportunities
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.
Tribal Action Plan Training
Deadline to submit nomination forms: Friday, March 22, 2019 *TOMORROW*

The US Department of Justice's National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is pleased to announce the Tribal Action Plan (TAP) Development Workshop. This free workshop is designed to provide Tribes with the tools and guidance to assist in developing a TAP. Tribes who are chosen to participate will send five representatives. Suggested disciplines include leadership, behavioral, public, or community health; the criminal justice system; and education. 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 **TODAY**

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.
Webinar: The Opioid Crisis
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET

Please join CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection and the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention for a discussion about the United States opioid crisis on March 27, 2019, at 1 PM ET. This webinar is for community leaders, public health professionals, health educators, nonprofit organizations, and other non-clinicians who may work with people affected by opioid misuse. Read more here.

Eco-Cultural Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation Webinar from Canada
Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 1:30 - 2:30 PM ET

From Canada's Climate Change Adaptation Platform: Tsleil-Waututh are the People of the Inlet and have used, occupied and governed the lands and waters of Burrard Inlet and surrounding watersheds since time immemorial. The lands, waters, and abundant resources of our territory have sustained Tsleil-Waututh for many generations. Tsleil-Waututh have noticed the complex and far-reaching impacts of climate change in their territory for decades. Read more here.
Spotlight on Tribal Climate Adaptation in the Mountain States: Webinar Invitation
Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Idaho) and Blackfeet Nation (Montana) will present a webinar for NIHB on March 28 about climate change's impacts on their communities and health and how they are leading climate adaptation work to help respond to these impacts. This webinar is part of NIHB's Climate and Health Learning Community. The webinar and community are both open to the public for any interested individuals to join! Read more here.
Tribal Health and Climate Change Webinar
Monday, April 1, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

NIHB staff will present a webinar on the basics of climate change and how it is affecting Tribal communities. It will also give a brief overview of NIHB's Climate Ready Tribes Project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This webinar is part of the NIHB Climate and Health Learning Community, both of which are open to the public. Additionally, this event is part of NIHB's National Tribal Public Health Week celebration! This webinar is perfect for staff new to Tribal climate health, including staff in non-Tribal climate change/climate health positions, Tribal employees with little background on climate health, and Tribal employees interested in learning more about the broader, national effects of climate change. Read more here.
Call for Tribal Representatives to Participate in Environmental Health Listening Sessions
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Rapid City, SD AND
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Anacortes, WA

To help elevate Indigenous knowledge and the expertise of Tribal leaders in addressing environmental concerns, the National Indian Health Board is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to convene listening sessions where we will discuss environmental health concerns in Tribal Nations and innovative ways Tribes are addressing these concerns. Upcoming Listening Sessions will be held in Rapid City, SD on April 10, 2019 and Anacortes, WA on April 17, 2019.  Read more here.
White Earth Harm Reduction Coalition
Monday-Friday, April 29-May 3, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET in Mahnomen, MN

Registration has been announced for the 8th Annual Harm Reduction Summit. This summit brings together health care providers, mental health and substance abuse professionals, community members, and advocates to address drug and alcohol use, HIV, HCV, STIs, and TIB, with a focus on rural and Tribal communities. For further information, please contact Kim Turner or Hannah Youngdeer.
2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit
Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM
Please join NIHB in Albuquerque, NM for the 2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit. For the latest information on registration, agenda, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships, visit the summit website 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 and Health Learning Community email list here .
2019 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference
Wednesday-Friday, May 15-17, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM
Please join NIHB in Albuquerque, NM for the 2019 National AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference. For the latest information on registration, agenda, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships, visit the conference website here.

Pre Conference Training Sessions
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Sessions are offered at no cost but registration is required. 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 .