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

April 4, 2019
Funding & Opportunities
Native Agriculture & Food Systems Initiative Grant Opportunity
Due Tuesday, April 9, 2019

First Nations Development Institute ( First Nations ) is accepting grant proposals through a new effort known as the Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI). First Nations will award up to five grants of $75,000 to $100,000 each to support Native American-led efforts aimed at advancing new policies and innovative policymaking approaches that benefit Native American nutrition and health. These can involve efforts to improve access to healthy foods, reduce consumption of sugary beverages and foods, strengthen food sovereignty work that is rooted in tradition, culture and Indigenous knowledge, or other approaches. Read more here
US Department of Justice Funding Opportunity
Due Thursday, April 11, 2019
This grant offers funding and technical assistance to Tribal governments for planning, developing, and implementing changes in Tribal criminal justice systems necessary to exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction. Read more here.
USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education Grant Program
Due Tuesday, April 30, 2019
This grant is offering funding to provide nutrition education for participants of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, resulting in healthier food choices and a better understanding of healthy food preparation methods. Read more here.
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation Initiative Funding
Due Monday, May 6, 2019
This funding initiative is a multi-year opioid-focused initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder including opioid use disorder in rural communities at highest risk. Tribes and Tribal organizations are among those eligible to apply. 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.
A Blueprint for Changemakers

ChangeLab Solutions and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released A Blueprint for Changemakers: Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy , a new guide to help communities advance a local agenda to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be healthy. A Blueprint for Changemakers provides evidence-based policy tools and legal strategies that can help policymakers, practitioners, and communities transform unjust practices that have led to health disparities. 

The Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Interdepartmental Coordinating Committee (IASA) has released a list of available opioid funding/resources from the different federal departments and agencies. This handout is meant to assist Tribes get a better idea of where opioid funding exists, what the scope/purpose of the funding is, how much is available, and who is eligible. Read more here.
CDC Injury Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has launched a new web page with resources and information on injury prevention work in Tribal communities.  Read more here .
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month - Resources available

In recognition of April – both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month – the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. has shared a compilation of information and resources. Read more here.  

Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alert list to learn more about protecting your family’s health from pollutants in home’s indoor air

Subscribe to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency email alerts on topics important to Tribal health. Choose from among 20 topics, including asthma, radon, mold, changing climate and second-hand smoke. Many topics are also available in Spanish.  
Competencies for Population Health Professionals

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) recently released the Competencies for Population Health Professionals, a set of skills desirable for those working in community and population health programs and services.  Read more here.
Traditional Foods in Native America Compendium of Stories
In the spirit of celebrating National Public Health Week, CDC is highlighting stories of health and traditional foodways from American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Traditional Foods in Native America is a 5-part compendia of stories about food sovereignty and health from more than 30 American Indian and Alaska Native communities.  Read more here.
Monday, April 8, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET

Tribal and Urban Indian Organization (UIO) Leaders are invited to participate in an informational webinar on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET. SDPI is in the 4th year of the current 5-year grant cycle. If funding continues, the next SDPI grant cycle will be for the fiscal years 2021-2025. To prepare for this, a national Tribal Consultation/Urban Confer regarding SDPI is planned for Fall 2019. This webinar will convey information on SDPI that will be helpful as Tribal and UIO Leaders provide input during the Tribal Consultation/Urban Confer process. Register and read more here.
Pediatric Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and it’s Influence on Adult Health and Cancer Risks Webinar
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM, EDT

Webinar presented by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan's National Native Network with Indian Health Service Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider).  Register and read more here.
Webinar: Engaging with Tribal Communities in Responding to STDs: An Update on the Indian Health Service’s STD Surveillance Report & How Health Departments Can Collaborate with Tribal Organizations
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT

Join ASTHO, NACCHO, and NCSD to learn more about national surveillance data for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among American Indian/Alaska Native populations at the national level, and key actions state/local health agencies can take to build and strengthen partnerships with Tribal communities. The webinar will highlight the South Dakota Department of Health’s collaboration with Tribal health, the Indian Health Service, and Public Health Nursing and describe successes from the Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center. Read more here
Webinar: Use of Culturally Informed Assessments for Behavioral Health and Suicidal Risk
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:30pm ET

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Webinar Series is hosting a webinar on the Use of Culturally Informed Assessments for Behavioral Health and Suicidal Risk, presented by Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, PhD. The webinar will describe a strategy for implementing the DSM IV (5) Cultural Formulation, identify 5 risk factors associated with suicidal ideation and identify, and describe suicide prevalence rates for different Tribal communities. Read more here
Webinar: Enhancing Relationships between Tribal and State Governments
Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 3-4 pm ET

Cross-jurisdictional collaboration between Tribes and states is critical, especially during an environmental health crisis, which oftentimes forces different entities to work together towards a common goal. Having a positive existing relationship and effective communication channels is vital to a successful response. During this webinar, participants will hear from both Tribal and state health department representatives that are taking a proactive approach to collaboration by convening in-person Tribal environmental health summits. This is a Climate and Health Learning Community Webinar. 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 .
Webinar: Health Resources and Services Administration Shortage Designation Modernization Project
Tuesday, April 30 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET   

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) invites you to participate in a webinar on their Shortage Designation Modernization Project (SDMP) as it relates to Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations. 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.

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 .