Tribal Public Health Broadcast
June 28, 2018

2018 AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference

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NIHB Community Health Assessment (CHA) Focus Groups and Key Informant Interviews: Brief Training for Facilitators

This new training from NIHB provides an introduction to facilitating a focus group or key informant interview. It can be downloaded and used by individuals, or by Tribal organizations to train their facilitators.

Download this training from the NIHB Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative website's "Tools" page, and view other accreditation and quality improvement resources HERE

Funding and Opportunities
Promotion of Healthy Adolescence and the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Risk Behaviors
Application due Friday, June 29, 2018

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to replicate and scale up programs that include the protective factors shown to be effective in the prevention of risk behaviors, including teen pregnancy. The overall goal is to promote healthy adolescence and to address youth sexual risk holistically or across the interrelated factors that promote optimal health and result in healthy decision-making and teen pregnancy prevention.  

Applicant should target participants and communities most at risk. Applicants should select a population(s) within a community that has a teen birth rate, STD rate, sexual activity rate, or other measure of sexual risk that is either at or above the national average as published in a current federal report or one that has not experienced a decline commensurate with national declines. Each selected community must be defined by clear geographic boundaries in order to assure that the number of youth served can be identified and sexual risk rates can be monitored.

Learn more HERE

FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program Solicitation
Applications due Monday, August 6, 2018

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program solicitation. The funding for this program comes from the first Tribal set-aside for crime victims that the U.S. Department of Justice has been directed to administer.

Under the solicitation, OVC will award eligible Tribes, Tribal consortia, and Tribal designee's grants to support a wide-range of services for victims of crime. OVC anticipates awarding up to $110 million through the Tribal Victims Services Set-Aside Program.

Phase 1 applications are due August 6, 2018.

Pre-Application Webinar
On June 28, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. eastern time, OVC will conduct a webinar explaining the Phase 1 application process. OVC staff will review solicitation requirements and address questions. 
Register for this webinar HERE

IHS Clinical Rounds: Overview of the AI/AN Culture Card: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness
Monday, July 9, 2018, from 3:00-4:00pm ET

This webinar features the AI/AN Culture Card as a guide to enhance cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.  It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Examine the Five Elements of Cultural Competence and categories of culture and history identified in the AI/AN Culture Card.
  2. Consult with local cultural advisors for questions about symptomology and treatment options.
  3. Utilize the culture card as a framework for community-specific cultural competency.
To register, click HERE, and follow the instructions for registering

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:

Fairfax Embassy Row
 2100 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

The Line
1770 Euclid Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

35th Annual National Tribal Health Conference
September 17-20, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK

Join NIHB for the 35th Annual National Tribal Health Conference.

The National Tribal Health Conference (NTHC) is the largest American Indian and Alaska Native specific gathering each year focused specifically on health. The conference focuses on exploring health policy and its impact on Tribes, advancing Tribal capacity to expand policy work, and policy and political work in the arenas of health care, public, behavioral, and environmental health.

Registration and Lodging

Registration for the 35th Annual National Tribal Health Conference is open now! Take advantage of our Early Bird Special through July 31st to receive a special rate on your registration fee. You can register, and find information about lodging  HERE

Submit your Proposal

Tribal leaders, health directors, policy specialists, advocates, and allies are invited to submit abstracts.  Learn more, and submit your proposal HERE