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June 22, 2018

2018 AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference

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Funding and Opportunities

Funding and Opportunities
Submission Deadline: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:59pm ET  **CLOSES TODAY**

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites MSPI/DVPI grantees, Tribal behavioral health experts, public health professionals, advocates, researchers, community-based providers, and others to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference, in Washington, DC from July 25-27, 2018. The Poster Session is a great way for success stories to be heard by a large audience of Tribal leaders, Tribal behavioral health professionals, health experts, public health professionals, federal employees, advocates, researchers and community-based providers as well as share program ideas with others.

Review of poster proposals begins Friday, June 15, 2018

Final submissions for all poster proposals are due June 22, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET
For instructions, and to submit your proposal HERE

Download a copy of the call for proposals  HERE

Learn more about the AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference  HERE

If you have any questions, contact Courtney Wheeler (, 202-507-4081)

In the "Events" section of this newsletter, NIHB announces a meeting taking place in New Mexico related to vector-borne disease and Tribal, state, and local collaboration. This meeting is listed under the heading:  Partnerships for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Disease in Tribal Communities Meeting. 


SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $50 million in Tribal Opioid Response Grants. The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The Tribal Opioid Response Grants will address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate, evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment. The grants will reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths.


Activities funded by this program will provide a comprehensive response to the opioid crisis spanning the spectrum of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. "Preventing, treating, or recovering from an opioid use disorder often involves a range of services," said Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. "The grants we are announcing will support an expansion of evidence-based treatment and services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. More people will have access to lifesaving health care."


To learn more about the grants,  CLICK HERE
Partnerships for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Disease in Tribal Communities Meeting
Thursday, June 28 (full day) and Friday, June 29 (half day) in Albuquerque, NM 

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), in partnership with the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board and Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC), is hosting a meeting taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the end of June: Partnerships for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Disease in Tribal Communities. This meeting will be held to discuss and learn about vector-borne disease, including Zika virus, and discuss state-local-Tribal collaboration and ways to build stronger partnerships that can benefit a wide variety of public health responses. These meetings welcome interested Tribal, state, and local representatives who want to come together to address Zika virus and other vector-borne diseases and foster increased collaborations between Tribal, state, and local partners. 

Registration is free, but attendees are asked to register online. 

Learn more, register, or request a travel scholarship  HERE
2018 American Indian & Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference
Wednesday-Friday, July 25-27, 2018 in Washington, DC
Registration is open! 

For more information, visit the conference page HERE
Sponsorship Opportunities

NIHB is honored to welcome your support for our American Indian & Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference. We invite you to contribute to Tribal behavioral health by becoming an official sponsor of the premier national AI/AN specific behavioral health gathering. We offer a variety of sponsorship levels with many benefits included. Sponsoring the National Behavioral Health Conference provides a great opportunity to elevate the presence and visibility of your organization and work, as well as your commitment to Tribal behavioral health and healthcare needs.

If you would like to discuss alternative packages than those listed here, please contact NIHB Behavioral Health Manager, Suzanne Andress-Udall at 202-507-7298 or .

For all other questions or to become an official sponsor, please contact NIHB Public Health Project Coordinator at
or 202-507-4081.

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. Currently, there are only around 11 more spots open. Register today! 
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  

Overflow hotel information coming soon!