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

May 2, 2019
News
SDPI Informational Webinar for Tribal/Urban Leaders: Recording Now Available!

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (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 recorded webinar (presented live on April 8, 2019) conveys information on SDPI that will be helpful as Tribal and Urban Indian Organization (UIO) Leaders provide input during the Tribal Consultation/Urban Confer process. SDPI grantees are encouraged to pass this information on to their Tribal/UIO leaders and also are welcome to review this recording. View the recorded webinar here.
Journal Essay Recently Published on Traditional Knowledge and Ocean Research

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) provided an essay to the recent publication of the Journal of Ocean Technology. When governmental agencies engage with Alaska Native peoples about resource management, they encounter knowledge and belief systems far different from their own. Whether aware of it or not, the collaborators find themselves in an alternative management space in which there are more tools available than usual. A key component of this enhanced collaborative space is the traditional knowledge of Alaska Native peoples, which can be used to improve decision making. Read more here.
Funding & Opportunities
First Nations Institute Offers Funding for Native Language Immersion Programs
Due: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Many American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Nations identify a strong connection between language and health. The First Nations Institute is offering grants of up to $90,000 to build the capacity of and directly support Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and Tribal government programs actively facilitating Native language-immersion programs. Read more here.  
Environmental Protection Agency Funding Opportunity
Due: Friday, May 31, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting communities to apply for planning assistance through the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities initiative. Partner communities will work with a planning team to foster environmentally friendly community development through the sustainable use of forests/natural resources. Tribal Nations and nonprofits are among those eligible to apply. Read more here.
Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants
Due: Monday, June 10, 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is offering Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants. Tribes and nonprofits are among those eligible to apply. This program helps communities transform neighborhoods by redeveloping severely distressed public or HUD-assisted housing, helping people access safer and healthier housing. Read more here.
Opioid Response Program
Due: Monday, June 10, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is offering funding through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion (RCORP-MAT) to nonprofit and public health agencies. Rural health clinics, critical access hospitals, small rural hospitals, and Tribes and Tribal organizations are among those eligible. Read more here.
Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants: Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing
Due: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is offering Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants, providing financial or technical assistance to build the capacity of rural housing development organizations, Indian Tribes, and others to carry out affordable housing and community development activities in rural areas for the benefit of low- and moderate-income people. Read more here.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Travel Awards for AI/AN Undergraduate Students
Due: June 19, 2019

A limited number of travel awards will be provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to attend the Association of American Indian Physicians Annual Conference. Awards will go to American Indian/Alaska Native undergraduate students who have an interest in biomedical research relating to the (NIDDK) mission areas. 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.
Resources
Smoke-Free Housing Guidelines
 
The Smoke Free Public Housing Policy from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  doesn’t apply on Tribal lands. There are guidance documents from HUD that may be useful for Tribes choosing to pass their own smoke-free housing policies. Read more here.  
Events
American Indian and Alaska Native Brain Health Teletown Call
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM ET

Join the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), and the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) to find out how you and your loved ones can maintain brain health as you age. Read more here.
The Mobile Device Apps for the National Tribal Public Health Summit and the American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference are Coming Soon!!  

Registered attendees will be able to have the conference information at their fingertips! Create your own schedule ahead of time, find the rooms for the sessions when you are onsite, receive real time updates and notifications, post to the social wall and, new this year, WIN PRIZES by completing the session evaluation surveys in the app! Registrants will receive an invitation by email to download the apps soon!
10th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit &
2019 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference
May 13-15, and May 15-17, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM
Please join NIHB in Albuquerque, NM for two premier Tribal health events - the 2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit (May 13-15) and the 2019 American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) National Behavioral Health Conference (May 15-17).

For the latest information on registration, agenda, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships, visit the conference websites:
Listening Sessions for Both Conferences Take Place Wednesday, May 15
Listening Sessions are open to the public as well as attendees of both events.
  • Indian Health Service (IHS) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Listening Session - E-cigarettes and Indian Country
  • Special Listening Session: Developing the National Strategies for HIV and Viral Hepatitis
  • Environmental Health Discussion Session - Read more here.
Training Sessions on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Tips for Successful Grant Writing
  • START UP!: Art Therapy Trauma Treatment for Native American Youth. Registration required. Read more here.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Training. Registration required. Read more here.
  • Culture and Drugs Don’t Mix. Registration required. Read more here.
Special Events
  • Fitness events at both conferences!
  • Climate and Health Learning Community In-Person Networking Event, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Sponsored by the Sierra Club: Rio Grande Chapter. Refreshments served. NEW DETAILS AVAILABLE. Registration required - now open! Read more here.
  • Culture Night, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Call for Exhibitors!
The AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference is seeking exhibitors. Exhibitors are welcome from corporations/businesses, Tribal businesses/enterprises, Tribes/governments, educational institutions/Tribal colleges, and non-profit businesses. Unfortunately, slots for arts and crafts exhibitors are now sold out. TPHS is full.
Clinical Scholars Information Reception
Hosted by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
RECEPTION DETAILS: May 16th from 5:30-6:30 pm MST Albuquerque Convention Center, La Sala Lobby

AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference attendees: want to know how you can receive program funds, executive coaching, and leadership training to improve health in your community? Attend this reception to hear about the Clinical Scholars Program and how you can apply. Current participants working with the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation and Elbowoods Memorial Health Center, New Town, North Dakota will be present to discuss this and other leadership and funding opportunities for community leaders, researchers, and doctoral students. Please RSVP by May 9 th . Read more here