Tribal Public Health Broadcast
June 7, 2018

2018 AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference

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Funding and Opportunities
In the "Events" section of this newsletter, NIHB announces three meetings taking place in California and New Mexico related to vector-borne disease and Tribal, state, and local collaboration. These meetings are listed under the headings:
  • Vector-Borne Disease and Collaboration Meetings in California
  • Partnerships for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Disease in Tribal Communities Meeting
The meetings are free to attend, but travel scholarships are available for interested Tribal attendees! Contact to request a travel scholarship.

Behavioral Health Poster Session Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018 at 11:59pm ET

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.

Submissions are due June 15, 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)

Program to Support Tribal Resilience and Ocean and Coastal Management and Planning Department of the Interior Grants
Due Monday, July 2, 2018 (grant for Tribes)
Due Thursday, July 12, 2018 (grant for non-profits and Tribal organizations)

The application deadline is July 12, 2018.
Find the full announcement HERE.

A separate funding announcement, specifically for federally recognized Tribes is closing July 2, 2018. 

The full announcement can be found HERE.

Indian Health Service Vacancy Announcement: Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services
Applications accepted until Thursday, July 5, 2018

Applications are currently being accepted for the Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services of the Indian Health Service (IHS), a component of HHS. This position is located in Rockville, MD and serves as a member of the senior management team and has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of office staff and resources in meeting organization goals and objectives. They serve as the principal advisor to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), IHS and as the primary source of national advocacy, development, budget-development and allocation for clinical, preventive, and public health programs for the IHS.
For more information and to apply, visit HERE .

SAMHSA FOA Announcement: Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success
Application Deadline: July 6, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a grant funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled, "Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success" (SPF-PFS). 
The purpose of this grant program is to address one of the nation's top substance abuse prevention priorities; underage drinking among persons aged 9 to 20.  The SPF-PFS grant program is intended to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse and its related problems while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the state, Tribal, and community levels.  These awards provide an opportunity for federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, or consortia of Tribes or Tribal organizations as well as states to acquire additional resources to implement the SPF process at the state/Tribal and community levels. At their discretion, states/Tribes may also use grant funds to target up to two additional, data-driven substance abuse prevention priorities, such as the use of marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamine, etc. by individuals ages 9 and above.
Applications are due July 6, 2018
More information on the FOA can be found HERE.

FY 2017 Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing
Deadline: July 18, 2018

The purpose of the HHP program is to assist American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments to identify and remediate housing related health and safety hazards. This program will assist American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments to develop comprehensive programs to identify and remediate housing issues that contribute to health and safety issues in urban and Tribal communities.
The Healthy Homes Production (HHP) Program is part of HUD's overall Healthy Homes Initiative launched in 1999. The program takes a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. The program builds upon HUD's experience with Lead Hazard Control programs to expand the Department's efforts to address a variety of high-priority environmental health and safety hazards. 
12 grants from $500,000 - $1,000,000 will be awarded
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6100-N-44
Opportunity Title:
Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing
Competition ID: FR-6100-N-44
CFDA No.: 14.913
OMB Approval Numbers: 2539-0015
Opening Date: June 4, 2018
Deadline Date: July 18, 2018
Apply HERE
Michelle Miller
Tribal Accreditation Learning Community (TALC) June Webinar
Friday, June 8, 2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET
National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce the next session of the Tribal Accreditation Learning Community (TALC). TALC is a free, monthly webinar series held the second Friday of each month. It is designed for sharing and learning about public health accreditation in Tribal communities.
Digital Storytelling: Osage Nation
To develop and implement our quality improvement processes, the Osage Nation Health provided expert training to selected departments to incorporate the art of traditional storytelling into a digital format as a creative way to report to Osage Nation and the community. Using training and guidance, the departments used the cultural tradition of storytelling utilizing digital technology to evoke emotions through stories of improvements. Jaime Clark, Public Health Nurse with Osage Nation will discuss how they used the quality improvement plan, surveys, and community health assessments to provide guidance and goals for each department to focus their story. The digital stories were developed as a tool to update leadership, legislative, health board, and the community about activities and goals met by departments within Osage Nation. National Indian Health Board invites you to attend a Web seminar using WebEx.
What's on the Horizon for Public Health Accreditation and Tribal ASI
As the 2017-2018 Tribal ASI Grant Cycle ends, we will discuss what might be next for Tribal ASI and re-cap some resources that can assist you in your continued work towards your goals.

For more information about TALC, and to view past webinars, click HERE
Including Indigenous Health in Climate Change Assessments: Overview of Methods and Results from Swinomish
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 pm ET
Many indigenous communities are at the forefront of developing and implementing plans to address climate change in their homelands. These plans vary in focus and content, but always remain rooted in the geography of the community's homelands, making each plan unique.
One aspect of climate change planning that has been difficult to capture is potential impacts to indigenous health. The difficulty arises because mainstream evaluation methods focus primarily on physiological health, such as increased heat stroke or vector-borne diseases, while many indigenous communities see health as much more - such as complex relationships between humans, non-human beings, and the natural and spiritual worlds. These broader definitions of health do not fit in mainstream public health evaluation methods.
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, a Coast Salish Community in the Pacific Northwest, will discuss how they determined and evaluated projected public health impacts by tailoring the CDC's "Building Resilience Against Climate Effects" (BRACE) public health framework to better fit Swinomish health priorities. Swinomish staff Dr. Jamie Donatuto will present an overview of the Swinomish Indigenous Health Indicators-aspects of health not seen in mainstream assessments-and how to evaluate them for use in climate change evaluations and planning. Results from the Swinomish project will be shared as well as next steps. Dr. Donatuto will discuss how the BRACE framework can be tailored by other indigenous communities seeking to determine and evaluate their own unique aspects of health.

This webinar is part of the NIHB  Climate Ready Tribes project and is made possible by funding and support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Date and Time
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 pm ET*
*Beginning at 2:00 pm CT, 1:00 pm MT, 12:00 pm PT, 11:00 am Alaska
Jamie Donatuto, PhD
Environmental Health Analyst
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
This webinar is intended for anyone working in areas related to health and climate change with indigenous communities.
Learning Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the modified BRACE steps used in the Swinomish health and climate change assessment
  • Describe methods used to complete the Swinomish project and how they may be useful for other Tribal communities
Register for the Webinar HERE

HRSA Webinar: Applying for a HRSA Grant: A Grantee and a Reviewer's Perspectives / The Benefits of Becoming a Reviewer
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 pm ET
The Health Resources and Services Administration 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 next lesson of the series focuses on Applying for a HRSA Grant: A Grantee and a Reviewer's Perspectives / The Benefits of Becoming a Reviewer

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

Webinar: Making an Effective Poster Presentation
Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm ET

Please join the National Indian Health Board in a webinar that will cover the essential components of an effective poster presentation. Tips and suggestions on creating an effective poster will also be included in this webinar.
It is free of charge and is available to all interested participants. 

Please join us on June 14th from 1:00-2:00PM EDT 

To register please visit HERE

Do not miss your chance to attend, register now!

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 for 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.
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