Tribal Public Health Broadcast
April 5, 2018
9th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit
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Funding and Opportunities

Highway Safety in Indian Country Grant Opportunity, Due Tuesday, May, 1 by 2:00 pm ET


IHS Clinical Rounds: How to Effectively Use the National STD Curriculum, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1:00pm ET
NIHB 9th Annual Tribal Public Health Summit, May 22-24, 2018 in Prior Lake, MN  - SATURDAY, APRIL 7 is last day for EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION 



"When we take care of ourselves by going out there and planting something, harvesting it, preparing it, cooking it and eating it, then it's only going to help us," said Frank White, chairman of the Winnebago Tribe, as quoted in an news article. "We may not see results this generation, but the next generation will see it."

This news article discusses the journey of the Winnebago Tribe: first, living with a connection to the land and its natural resources; then, being forced away from the land where they could not live from gardens and food storage, which led to hunger; and finally, now, transitioning to "reclaim their [Tribal] lands and return their people to the fields, to grow their crops - the corn, the bean and the squash - that their people grew long before being forced off their lands." 

Learn more by reading the article HERE

Impact of Public Health Accreditation Featured in May/June Supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
With nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population now served by a nationally accredited health department, including all of Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, the breadth of accreditation's impact is captured in a special supplement to the May/June 2018 edition of the  Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The online edition of the special supplement is being offered with free access on the Journal's  website.
Funding and Opportunities
NIHB Request for Applications (RFA) Announcement: Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening: Application Deadline Extended! 
Applications due Friday, April 13, 2018 by 11:59 pm ET

The National Indian Health Board  with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening award. This funding will provide awards of up to $5,000 to three (3) Tribal clinics. Funding will be used to pilot test a toolkit developed by NIHB. This toolkit has been developed to share implementation guidelines for the priority evidence-based interventions (EBIs) found in the Community Guide to Preventive Services (Community Guide) Strategies. This action guide is designed specifically for Tribal health systems interested in increasing high-quality, population-based breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings. The funded pilot project will focus on breast and cervical cancer screenings and is expected to run from May 1st to July 31st, 2018.
NIHB must be receive a complete, electronic copy of the application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, April 13. Please submit a single PDF version of the application to 
Download the Request for Applications (RFA) HERE
Download the Pre-Application Webinar slides  HERE

Call for Proposals for the 2018 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference
Conference Wednesday, July 25-Friday, July 27, 2018 in Washington, DC
Tribal behavioral health experts, researchers, community-based service providers, and Tribal professionals are invited to submit abstracts for the 2018 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference, taking place July 25-27, 2018 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. NIHB is accepting abstracts for 90-minute workshops and 60-minute roundtables. 

NIHB encourages presentations highlighting evidence-based, best, or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. NIHB is particularly interested in presentations that provide tools in addition to information and research, so that gained knowledge can be made actionable. NIHB is also looking for presentations that address Tribal behavioral health issues from multiple perspectives, paying close attention to the social determinants of health (i.e. socioeconomic status, exposure to trauma, access to education, the physical environment, etc.) which directly influence behavioral health outcomes. This year's conference focuses on actions and tools that promote connections with culture and community and knowing your purpose through the implementation of Tribal best practices. Please consider topics and content that emphasize this theme.

Conference Tracks
  • Community-Based Behavioral Health Services  
  • Sharing Traditional Best and Promising Practices
  • Behavioral Health Integration- Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health Disorders, and Suicide Prevention
  • Behavioral Health Workforce Innovation
  • MSPI and DVPI Grantee Track
Click HERE for additional information or to submit your proposal today!

UNITY is Accepting Submissions for the 2018 National UNITY Conference Workshops! 
Workshops will take place on Sunday, July 8, 2018.

UNITY is "a national network organization promoting personal development, citizenship, and leadership among Native American youth."

More than 1,800 Native youth are expected to attend their national conference in San Diego, California. Do you have a workshop you feel will inform, engage, and motivate Native youth leaders ages 14-24?

UNITY is looking for workshops in the following subject areas:
  • CAREER: Higher Education, Fellowship Programs, STEM-related Education, Politics and Leadership, and Financial Planning
  • CULTURE: Language and Culture Retention Programs/Models, Using the Arts as a Means of Retaining Culture, NAGPRA/Historic Preservation, and Using Culture as a Means to Live a Healthy Life
  • ENVIRONMENT: Global Warming, Environmental Issues Confronting Tribal Communities, Careers and Opportunities in Environmental Sciences, Political Issues Involving Our Planet
  • HEALTH: Physical, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Violence, Wellness Programs, Fitness and Active Lifestyles 
Learn more HERE

Highway Safety in Indian Country Grant Opportunity
Proposals due May 1, 2018 by 2:00 pm ET

Federally-recognized Tribal governments are eligible to apply for an expected 100 awards for implementation of traffic safety programs and projects designed to reduce the number of traffic crashes, deaths, injuries and property damage within these populations. In mostly rural Tribal communities, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of unintentional injury and death. 

Learn more about Tribal road safety HERE
More information about the grant opportunity is available  HERE

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Scholarship
Applications due Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The Center for American Indian Health Institute provides financial support for American Indian and Alaska Native scholars, health leaders, and health professionals and paraprofessionals serving Tribal communities, who are interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health's Summer and Winter Institute courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Find more information  HERE
Sex Trafficking in Indian Country: Victim/Survivor Resource Book

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute has release the "Sex Trafficking in Indian Country: Victim/Survivor Resource Book". The resource book addresses the need for a comprehensive guide due to the jurisdictional challenges related to safety planning and how networking through Tribal Coalitions assisting survivors can help.

Per their website, "This Resource Book is intended to provide Tribal Coalitions and [Tribal] advocates with basic information on sex trafficking as it impacts Native people and to provide access to direct services that may assist victims/survivors of sex trafficking. This resource contains a 900+ page victim/survivor services directory that is organized by state."

Please feel free to share with your colleagues working in forensic healthcare and domestic and sexual violence prevention.

Resource book available HERE


National Safety Council Releases Opioid Report: Prescription Nation 2018

Opioids are a critical issue in Indian Country. The National Safety Council just released a report, Prescription Nation 2018, with information about America's opioid epidemic. This report defines the issues, grades progress made by states, and recommends life-saving actions. 

Read the report HERE

Heroin, Opioids, and Pain Efforts (HOPE) Inaugural Newsletter

The IHS National Committee on Heroin, Opioids, and Pain Efforts (HOPE) is pleased to release its inaugural newsletter to share important updates surrounding the IHS response to the opioid and heroin epidemic.  The goal of the newsletter is to briefly highlight resources and share additional information with the healthcare workforce, employees, and Tribal stakeholders. 
In this issue you will find information surrounding prescriber training, updates to our chronic pain management policy, opioid overdose reversal, and Medication Assisted Treatment.
Please submit any future content recommendations to LT Kristin Allmaras, HOPE Committee Communications Lead.  

Please consider sharing this important information! 
View the newsletter HERE

IHS Webinar: Working with Gender Expansive and Questioning Youth and their Families

HRSA Webinar: The Federal Grant Application Process

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) invites you to a FREE Grants Education and Technical Assistance Webinar Series for Tribes, Tribal Organizations, Indian Health, Tribal and Urban Indian Health Programs.  The webinars will be held the  second Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm to 2:30pm ET 
(10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT). 
The first lesson of the series focuses on the Federal Grant Application Process. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the federal grant application process, how to write better grant proposals and evaluation plans for your projects, strategies for successful grant management, and more.  Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with HRSA subject matter experts, grant reviewers, as well as peers to discuss best practices and barriers to successful grants application and management.

For more information and/or if you have suggestions for webinar topics, please contact Nancy Rios at .

IHS Clinical Rounds: How to Effectively Use the National STD Curriculum Webinar
Thursday, April 12,2018 at 1:00 pm ET
This webinar will provide an overview and tour of the National STD Curriculum, a free, interactive, educational web site funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The webinar will explain how to optimally use the features available on the web site, including the step-by-step modular curriculum, the board-review style question bank, the progress tracker, the master bibliography, and the learning group. The webinar will be led by Dr. David Spach, the Editor-in-Chief of the National STD Curriculum.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Use all components of the National STD Curriculum.
  2. Utilize the dual functionality of the National STD Curriculum as both a step-by-step curriculum and as a quick reference resource.
  3. Form a learning group.
  4. Review different types of free continue education credits available through the National STD Curriculum.
This presentation is open to everyone. Registration is required.

Learn more and register HERE


Learn more or register  HERE

NIHB 9th Annual Tribal Public Health Summit
May 22-24, 2018 in Prior Lake, MN

Early Bird Registration Closes Saturday, April 7!

For more information, visit the conference page  HERE

Sponsoring the 9th Annual Tribal Public Health Summit

We invite you to contribute to Tribal public health by becoming an official sponsor of the premier national AI/AN specific public health gathering. The National Tribal Public Health Summit (TPHS) offers key opportunities for allies, organizations and agencies to network, build relationships and establish partnerships with Tribal health leaders in an effort to address AI/AN health priorities. NIHB is honored to welcome your support for TPHS.  We offer a variety of sponsorship levels with many benefits included. Sponsoring the TPHS provides a great opportunity to elevate the presence and visibility of your organization and work, as well as your commitment to Tribal public health and healthcare needs.

To view more information about sponsorship opportunities, including our sponsorship packages, click  HERE

Exhibitors and Vendors

Are you interested in exhibiting at the Tribal Public Health Summit? The deadline to register as an exhibitor is May 15, 2018, but registration is first come, first serve and exhibitor registration is ALMOST FULL! 

Learn more about exhibiting or register  HERE

Lodging Information
NIHB has a room block at the conference hotel, The Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. To ensure the lowest rate, call 952-445-9000 or 800-262-7799 and ask for the NIHB block. 

Online reservations can also be made HERE  

2018 American Indian & Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference
July 25-27, 2018 in Washington, DC
Registration is open!
For more information, visit the conference page HERE
Exhibitors and Vendors
Are you interested in exhibiting at the AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference? Exhibitor registration is open! The deadline to register as an exhibitor is July 13, 2018, but registration is first come, first serve and registration may close sooner for certain exhibitor categories. 
Learn more about exhibiting or register HERE
Lodging Information
NIHB has a room block at the conference hotel, Omni Shoreham Hotel. To ensure the lowest rate, call 202-234-0700 or 888-444-6664 and ask for the NIHB event block. 
Online reservations can also be made HERE