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NDSUNDSU Receives $1.16 million Grant for the American Indian Public Health Institute and Sustainability Project

North Dakota State University (NDSU) News  reports that the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded NDSU's  American Indian Public Health Resource Center  a $1.16 million grant for the "American Indian Public Health Institute and Sustainability Project." The grant begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2020.
The center addresses American Indian public health disparities through technical assistance, policy development, feasibility analysis, education, research and programming in partnership with tribes in North Dakota, across the Northern Plains, and throughout the nation. Its goal is to improve health systems, access to services, and health outcomes in rural, impoverished communities.

"With the new grant, we plan to take this work to the next level and join the National Network of Public Health Institutes. In this capacity, we will continue to enhance our funding opportunities to promote sustainability, and we will be able to access new partners in promoting public health in underserved populations," said Dr. Donald Warne, chair of public health and Mary J. Berg Distinguished Professor of Women's Health.Warne explained.
By joining the national network, the center anticipates increased external funding via grants and contracted services, elevating American Indian public health issues in national prominence and bringing greater focus on American Indian public health issues in the seven-state region.

As awardees of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII). the Alaska Native Health Consortium, Cherokee Nation, Navajo Nation, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board's accomplishments are featured in the report  Advancing Pubic Health:  The Story of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative released by the CDC's Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial.  This new report describes the successes and outcomes of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative. In the compendium, you can learn about the initiative's history, goals, and accomplishments, as well as read 71 individual stories about the activities of each funded health department, ranging from strengthening business and management practices, to using data to improve performance, to taking steps to understand and address their jurisdictions' unique public health needs.

ConferenceMaterials 2017 National Tribal Public Health Summit Conference Materials Now Available

Thank you for your support for and participation in the 2017 National Tribal Public Health Summit from June 6-8 at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska. If you were unable to join us, or if you attended and would like to view copies of the conference presentations again, visit our conference materials page  HERE

Additional content, including photos and closing materials, will be posted soon. Contact NIHB at 202-507-4070 if you have questions. Together we rise! 

voicesVoices for Healthy Kids Grant Opportunity
Application Deadline Friday, July 21

The goal of the grant opportunities within this initiative is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living for children.

Voices for Healthy Kids will advance coordinated state, local, and tribal public policy issue advocacy campaigns focused on healthy eating and active living, and will utilize the American Heart Association's proven advocacy capacity to drive meaningful and widespread policy change.

This grant is supported by The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

ZikaAwardsTribal Zika Response and Planning Mini Awards

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Tribal Zika Response and Planning award. Designed to enhance the capacity of Tribes, this funding will provide awards up to $5,000 to ten (10) Tribes to support efforts to prepare for the possibility of Zika transmission in Tribal communities. Applicants will select one or two (1-2) activities from the list of high impact activities which includes capacity building on topics such as: Zika preparedness planning, vector control, risk communication, partnership building, and stakeholder engagement.
Zika concerns multiple stakeholders within Tribal systems - along with other public health allies from state and local health departments - including emergency management, environmental health, and public health, as well as arenas within healthcare systems such as maternal child health, behavioral health, community health, and primary providers. 

Considering the unique ways that the Zika virus is transmitted, NIHB encourages all tribes to remain vigilant in their Zika preparedness efforts, regardless of geographic proximity to vector range and local transmission. Travel-associated cases bring another avenue for possible local transmission through human to human through blood transfer and sexual transmission, human to baby in utero, and human to mosquito through the bite of a Zika infected person.
The completed application is due by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, July 28th, 2017. The project period will run from approximately August 11, 2017 through February 28th, 2018. Please note that this is an extension of the previous deadline. 
View the recording of an informational webinar about the funding opportunity HERE

Questions about the funding opportunity? Email  Angelica Colagreco

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be awarding this week more than $12 million to 23 states and the District of Columbia to support their responses to the opioid overdose epidemic. The funds will be used to strengthen prevention efforts and better track of opioid-related overdoses. CDC expects to announce additional funding awards for state opioid overdose prevention programs later in the summer.

For more information, visit the CDC announcement  HERE

     Webinars, Trainings, Events
translatingTranslating Practice into Research (TPIR) Trainee Program

The TPIR Trainee Program is a one year (September 2017-August 2018) program providing education and mentoring to healthcare professionals, clinical investigators, and basic scientists. Up to ten (10) applicants will be accepted. 

The curriculum is broad and practical and focuses on clinical research methods, research collaborations, and statistical analysis. Trainees are required to participate in all components. This includes: 
  • in-person workshops Thursday, October 5, 2017 and Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 10 online education modules
  • conference calls with TPIR faculty
  • a mentored research project
Support is provided for travel and hotel accommodations for the in-person workshops (only for persons outside of the Oklahoma City area).

Applicants must be US residents who work in National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) states. Preference is given to applicants in the Oklahoma Shared Clinical & Translational Resources (OSCTR) regions and to Tribal employees and Tribal serving organization employees. 

Applications are due by August 28, 2017 and participants will be notified of acceptance by September 15, 2017. 

To learn more or apply, check out the website HERE

BHConferenceDraft Agenda for the 2017 American Indian  and Alaska Native Behavioral Health Conference is now available!

The 2017 American Indian and Alaska (AI/AN) Native Behavioral Health Conference will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from August 15-17. The conference will bring together Tribal, Federal and State leaders in advancing effective, culturally competent behavioral health programs, policies and interventions in AI/AN communities across Indian Country.

The draft agenda is now available! To access the agenda, please click  HERE

To register for the conference, visit the conference page  HERE