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

March 29, 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.
Funding & Opportunities
Call For Proposals: IHS Diabetes in Indian Country Conference
Deadline Extended to Friday, April 5, 2019
Conference August 6-9, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Diabetes in Indian Country conference is accepting proposals on nutrition, diabetes education, Special Diabetes Program for Indians Best Practices, Physical activity, and trauma informed approaches to health. Click HERE for more information and to submit your proposal.
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.
Communicating in Indian Country: Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the International Association for Indigenous Aging are honored to announce the release of ready-to-use communication materials about heart and brain health among American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Learn more about these materials, how you can use them, and how they can increase your knowledge of Tribal sovereignty and contributions. Read more here.
Health Initiative: OMH Active & Healthy Challenge for National Minority Health Month
Register now! Challenge begins April 1, 2019-April 30, 2019
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) launched the Active and Healthy Challenge, intended to encourage individuals, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, to be more active. The challenge is open to individuals or teams and allows people to report various types of physical activity – from walking or running to biking, dancing, or even swimming. Read more here.
Guide: Developing a Competitive SAMHSA Grant Application

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) held a webinar for Tribes on how to develop a competitive SAMHSA grant application. A recording of the webinar will be available here. To access the manual around which the webinar was structured, click here.
Online Trainings: NACCHO Management Training Courses for Local Health Leaders
Thursdays, April 18 to May 23, 2019 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Wednesdays, April 17 to May 22, 2019 from 1:00 -2:30 pm ET
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has announced two management training courses for local health leaders. These courses use interactive activities and real-world examples to address complex, real-world issues. Read more here.
National Public Health Week Forum: “Building Healthy Communities from the Grassroots”
Monday, April 1, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm ET
NIHB is hosting Tribal Public Health Week, but some other organizations are celebrating Public Health Week. The American Public Health Association (APHA) will host an event, as part of this celebration, highlighting the importance of grassroots organizing to improve community health. Read more here.
Climate & Health Webinar: Public Outreach & Dissemination
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be hosting a climate and health communications webinar series called Amplify: Increase the Impact of Your Climate and Health Communications. This series is brought to you by the CDC Climate and Health Program. These webinars are designed for state and local health departments, but may be useful for Tribes as well. The webinars can help viewers more effectively communicate the health impacts of climate change and in their communities. The next webinar in this series, Public Outreach and Dissemination , will take place on April 18. Read more here .
Drug Enforcement Agency Medication-Assisted Treatment Data Waiver Training
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ET
Monday, June 10, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

The IHS National Committee on Heroin Opioids and Pain Efforts (HOPE) is offering a series of two online four-hour trainings for providers. Providers are required to complete at least 8 hours of training on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in order to obtain a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to prescribe buprenorphine, one of the three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Further information about the online coursework will be provided at the training. Register here.
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 .

The Culture and Drugs Don’t Mix (CDDM) Train-the-Trainer is a collaborative effort between the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health services Administration (SAMHSA). The CDDM initiative strives to educate students about healthy alternatives to alcohol and other drug use and ensure that students understand that meth is NOT a part of Native culture. The goal of the CDDM is to provide a culturally appropriate alcohol and drug prevention tool for Native American youth through community and inter-agency involvement. Each session features a speaker from Tribal justice, a behavioral health professional, and a cultural expert from the local community. Read more here .