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

May 23, 2019
What do Native People Want from a President?

The Washington Post recently published a front page article discussing the "hopes and dreams" Tribal citizens have and raising the question: Will the 2020 presidential candidates hear them? This article addresses issues such as access to healthcare, environmental health, health disparities, treaty obligations to Tribes, underfunding, and the relevance of these discussions to an election where healthcare is a top priority. Read more here.
Funding & Opportunities
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.
Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu

Climate change has impacted and will continue to impact indigenous peoples, their lifeways, culture, and the natural world in unpredictable and potentially devastating ways. Many climate adaptation planning tools fail to effectively address the unique needs, values, and cultures of Indigenous communities. This Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu, which was developed by a diverse group of collaborators representing Tribal, academic, inter-Tribal and government entities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, provides a framework to integrate Indigenous and traditional knowledge, culture, language, and history into the climate adaptation planning process.  Read more here.
Opportunity to Participate in Evaluation of the Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials

The guide, Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials , was published by state and federal partners in 2016 and is publicly available at the link above. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is interested in your feedback. There is an opportunity to provide general feedback and an opportunity to participate in an evaluation of the guide. Contact for more infor mation and learn how you can make sure Tribal perspectives are included.
Evidence on the Use of Integrated Mosquito Management to Reduce the Risk of West Nile Outbreak After a Flooding Event

The Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a guidance document about mosquito management, West Nile, and flooding. This can be used to help provide information useful surrounding environmental/climate-related flooding emergencies. Read more here.
A Guide to Requesting Health Data Reports within a Federally Recognized Tribe

This guide describes how Tribal staff in various programs can request health data to better understand and describe the scope of public health issues that affect the Tribes they serve. This document was created by staff at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with review from staff at Tribal and Tribally-serving organizations.
NIHB Climate and Health Webinar Archives Available

Have you missed any of NIHB's recent Climate and Health Learning Community webinars? Great news! They are available in the archive (along with other helpful resources) here , under the "NIHB Resources" section, "Webinars" subheading.
Healthy Brain Initiative’s Road Map for Indian Country

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Population Health has released the Healthy Brain Initiative’s Road Map for Indian Country . This document is the first-ever public health guide tailored for leaders of American Indian/Alaska Native communities as they develop a broad response to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Read more here.
Traditional Foods Project: Stories and Teachings

Using Traditional Foods and Sustainable Ecological Approaches for Health Promotion and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native communities was a 6-year cooperative agreement (2008-2014) that championed 17 Tribal programs. Those involved worked to restore access to local, traditional foods and physical activity to promote health. Although the funding period has ended, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintain web pages on this project to share lessons learned and other relevant information as an example. Read more here.
MAPP Action Cycle: Measurement and Evaluation
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET

The National Association of Country & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is holding their second webinar on Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Action Cycle, a community-driven strategic planning process that guides community partners through the development of a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Speakers will discuss their approach to tracking progress on CHIP objectives, assessing success of their collaborative networks, and measuring health outcomes. Read more here.
NIHB Webinar: Enhancing Relationships between Tribal and State Governments
Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Cross-jurisdictional collaboration between Tribes and states is critical, especially during an environmental health crisis. Having positive existing relationships 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, and all are welcome. Read more here.
National Conference on American Indian and Alaskan Native Injury and Violence Prevention
Tuesday-Thursday, July 23-25 in Denver, CO

Registration for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Indian Health Service’s National Conference on American Indian/Alaska Native Injury and Violence Prevention is now open. The conference will gather Tribal, federal, and state injury prevention practitioners, injury researchers, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders with a goal of Bridging Science, Practice, and Culture to reduce the disparity of injuries among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Read more here.
Specialty Institute: Coming Together to Create a Cultural Response to Address the Impact of Domestic Violence on Women and Their Children
Tuesday-Thursday, August 13-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN

The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center is hosting this specialty institute in Minnesota this August. This institute is committed to addressing the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare, from the root causes to identifying best practices, strength based approaches, and practice-based policy recommendations. This event is designed to strengthen advocacy, promote Tribal sovereignty, and build capacity. Read more here.