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

April 18, 2019
News
Forest County Potawatomi Community Health Department Awarded National Public Health Accreditation

Congratulations to Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Community Health for becoming the third Tribal health department to receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This accomplishment demonstrates the high quality of public health services, and officially recognizes that FCP Community Health has met rigorous national public health standards.


FCP is an awardee of the National Indian Health Board’s Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC) opportunity. SSSC supports Tribal health departments in performance improvement and system improvement initiatives.  Learn more here.
Funding & Opportunities
Addressing Unmet Vision Needs of Native Communities in the United States.
Deadline for Letter of Intent: Friday, April 26, 2019

Seva Foundation: Addressing Unmet Vision Needs of Native Communities in the United States provides funding to primary eye care clinics, training to build local capacity and sustain eye service delivery, pediatric eye care and screening programs, and technology to leverage resources and extend the reach of eye care services. Eligibility is limited to organizations with established relationships and/or programs with AI/ANs.  Read more here .
National American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Transfer Technology Center - American Indian & Alaska Native Leadership Academy
Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The National American Indian & Alaska Native ATTCs will host their third Leadership Academy beginning in the fall of 2019. This twelve-month, culturally informed leadership program is intended to strengthen the behavioral health workforce in Native communities. Each participant will be matched with an experienced mentor in the behavioral health field. The National American Indian & Alaska Native ATTC is currently seeking mentors and mentees for the 2019-2020 Leadership Academy.  Read more here
Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Resilience Program Funding Opportunity – Environment/Climate
Due Monday, June 10, 2019 by 9:00 pm ET

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has announced a funding opportunity through the Tribal Resilience Program to provide funding for activities that support Tribal Resilience and/or ocean and coastal management planning as Tribes incorporate the science (including Traditional Knowledge) and technical information to prepare for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact Tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare. An opportunity for Tribes is available here , and another opportunity for Tribal organizations is here .
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) - Senior Tribal Prevention Specialist

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) at Education Development Center (EDC) seeks a full-time Senior Tribal Prevention Specialist to be part of a 11-person Grantee and State Initiatives (GSI) team that provides capacity-building consultation and support to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act state, Tribal and campus suicide prevention grantees, National Strategy for Suicide Prevention grantees, state suicide prevention coordinators, state suicide prevention coalitions, and other SPRC constituents. Read more here .
NIHB Seeking Tribal Nations Interested in Building Partnerships to Address Elevated Blood Lead levels

NIHB will be looking to Tribes to help select two IHS areas to hold convenings. At the convenings, key stakeholders will work to generate region-specific solutions to enhance blood lead level (BLL) testing and related activities. Additionally, Tribal participants will gain an improved understanding of how state and county lead programs might work with Tribal Nations. 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.
Events
Promoting Connectedness in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities through Culture
Monday, April 22, 2019 at 3:00pm-4:00pm EST

The third webinar of the ICRC-S 2018-19 webinar series, Preventing Suicide by Promoting Social Connectedness: Promoting Connectedness in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities through Culture will occur on Monday, April 22, 2019 . The Qungasvik (kung-az-vik) 'Toolbox' is a multilevel strength- based intervention developed by Yup'ik communities to reduce and prevent alcohol use disorder (AUD) and suicide in 12-18 year old Yup'ik Alaska Native youth. The intervention aims to increase strengths and protections against AUD and suicide by promoting culturally meaningful 'reasons for sobriety' and 'reasons for life.'  Read more here .
Climate Change Adaptation for Tribes and Tribal Partners
Monday-Wednesday, June 3-5, 2019 in Brimley, MI

Traditional and indigenous knowledges and perspectives have not often been recognized in climate adaptation planning efforts focused on natural and cultural resources. This training will use the new Tribal Adaptation Menu along with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science Adaptation Workbook to integrate tribal and traditional values with climate adaptation planning processes. This active, hands-on workshop will help participants consider climate change and develop custom-built adaptation actions into their own real-world projects. Read more here.  
Tribal Climate and Health Adaptation Workshop
Wednesday-Thursday, June 5-6, 2019 in Pala, California

The Pala Band of Mission Indians will host this two-day, interactive training to provide resources on adaptation planning and help Tribal professionals understand and address human health exposures and impacts. Stipends are available. This workshop is appropriate for Tribal health, environmental health, environment, and/or other Tribal professionals who may be involved in climate change preparedness and adaptation or who work for organizations that serve Tribes. Read more here.
Speak for Health
July 15-16, 2019 in Washington, DC

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is offering a training: Speak for Health: Climate Changes Health . This is a two-day bootcamp for public health students and early-career professionals on how to be an effective advocate for evidence-based public health policies.  Read more 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.
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 for the following 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 .

Culture and Drugs Don’t Mix
 
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 .