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

April 30, 2020
Treasury to Fund Alaska Native Corporations Under CARES Act

Under the CARES Act Relief Aid, Alaska Native Corporation will now be eligible for funding to aid the Tribes, which comes after a meeting with the Treasury Department. The Coronavirus Relief fund payments to Tribal governments are to proceed. Read more here.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Adds Six NEW COVID-19 Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added six more new symptoms to the list for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These new symptoms include:

1) chills, 2) repeated shaking with chills, 3) muscle pain, 4) headache, 5) sore throat, and 6) new loss of taste and smell.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Health experts are continuing to learn more about the ways the virus is affecting patients. Please consult your medical provider for these and any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.  Read more here.
Funding & Opportunities
Children's Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative
Applications due Tuesday, June 1, 2020

The purpose of the Children’s Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative is to provide capacity building to address children’s environmental health in school and childcare settings. The Children’s Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative provides funding directly to organizations to support school- and/or childcare center-based capacity building projects that help school communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues that affect children. Federally recognized Tribes are eligible to apply. Read more here.
NIHB Seeks Director of Public Health Policy and Programs

NIHB is seeking qualified candidates for Director of Public Health Policy and Programs. This position is based in Washington, DC. Read more here.
COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Contact
The National Indian Health Board is committed to serving Tribal Nations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. We welcome your requests and feedback. Contact Courtney Wheeler at or 202-507-4081.
Registration open for ALL Injury Prevention and Surveillance Discussion Sessions

Join the National Indian Health Board for a series of conversations on injury surveillance and prevention for American Indian and Alaska Native communities! Tribal service providers, public health practitioners, and subject matter experts are invited to share their insights and expertise at 1.5 day sessions in Spring and Summer 2020. All are welcome to participate.

Registration is now open for ALL SESSIONS:
  • June 2, 2020 – 11:00 AM EST – 6:00 PM EST via Zoom
  • June 11, 2020 – 11:00 AM EST – 6:00 PM EST via Zoom
  • June 24, 2020 – 11:00 AM EST – 6:00 PM EST via Zoom

You can register for all sessions here: .

Space is limited to 50 participants per session, so sign up today! You can also register for our email list to stay up to date .

Have questions? Please contact Nina Martin ( , 202-548-7299) or visit our website for more information.
Webinar: The Latest Data Release and Reports from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Join the National Center for Health Statistics for a presentation on the latest data release and reports from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). This webinar will focus on the 2017 – 2018 NHANES data release and recent data briefs on obesity, hepatitis B, hypertension, and cholesterol. Researchers, students, policymakers, and health programmers will learn about NHANES, the latest data and reports, and what to expect in the future. Read more here.
COVID-19 Events

Webinar: Safer at Home? COVID-19 and Domestic Violence
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET

Join the National Health Care for the Homeless Council for a discussion on understanding why domestic/family/intimate partner violence is so prevalent during this time and what we, as service providers, can do to prevent and address this issue now and in the aftermath of the crisis. Call centers and police stations around the country report a staggering increase in domestic violence; violence in the home has become more common and significantly more severe during this crisis. For many households, safe places and coping strategies have been compromised while family stress has exponentially increased. Read more here.

Webinar: Combating Social Isolation for Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET

Please join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Administration for Community Living, Veterans Health Administration, and National Coalition on Mental Health, and Aging for the National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day 2020. The discussion will include ideas to promote connection and recovery for older adults with serious mental illness and substance use disorders during this time. Read more here.