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Public Health News
Public Health Resources Under Fire in Healthcare Reform Efforts
As the National Indian Health Board and other public health related organizations have been reporting this week, the Senate's ongoing healthcare reform debate could have severe implications for public health funding and resources in Indian Country moving forward. There have been two failed votes on reform legislation this week, and while the exact content is still unclear, the Senate is expected to vote once again on some version of legislation that will change the U.S. health insurance system and greatly impact the Indian health system.
Reports are currently showing that one of the most devastating changes the new version of legislation may contain are significant cuts or entire repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The fund, originally authorized in 2010 by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), has provided millions of dollars in resources for evidence-based activities including community and clinical prevention initiatives; research, surveillance and tracking; public health infrastructure; immunizations and screenings; tobacco prevention; and public health workforce and training. 

National Hepatitis C Awareness Day is July 28!

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is tomorrow July 28th and there are many ways you can join in the global fight against hepatitis B and C. This year's theme is Eliminate Hepatitis, it will take efforts from ALL sectors-federal and nonfederal, local and national, private and public-to begin to make progress toward elimination of hepatitis B and C. In addition to getting information from and downloading the  National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, 2017-2020 (PDF), check out these resources you can use to get involved-on World Hepatitis Day and beyond.
  • Download multilingual campaign materials and get involved with official World Hepatitis Day activities by joining the #ShowYourFace thunderclap and finding events near you.
  • Use CDC's Resources for World Hepatitis Day.
  • Promote hepatitis testing! The CDC has a valuable tool to help you learn if you should be tested.
  • Get social and go viral-spread the word about WHD via FB, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more! Use #WorldHepatitisDay, #ShowYourFace, and #NOhep.
HHS news and the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan for 2017-2020 can be accessed  HERE
CDC news regarding viral hepatitis can be found  HERE

diabetesNational Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017

CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) released the   National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017. The report documents the "state of the disease" in our nation, providing the most recent scientific data on:
  •         Diabetes incidence
  •         Diabetes prevalence
  •         Short- and long-term complications
  •         Risk factors for complications
  •         Prediabetes
  •         Mortality
  •         Costs
Data in the report show that while diabetes cases are still growing in the United States, the growth rate is slowing. However, the number remains incredibly large: more than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes and f or US adults diagnosed with diabetes, prevalence was highest among American Indians/Alaska Natives.  Much work still needs to be done., A Human Impact Partners Project

The Health Equity guide houses inspiring examples and locally developed resources from health departments around the country who have successfully and concretely advanced health equity.  
Link to the online resource here:

Lead Poisoning Awareness Community Mini-Grants - Deadline Friday, July 28

To help communities in advancing their understanding and support of lead poisoning prevention, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) will award mini-grants of up to $5,000 to 10 or more communities across the country to plan and host lead poisoning prevention events. These grants are intended to help gather community members and decision-makers to engage in a dialogue around actions that can advance local lead poisoning prevention efforts.

Who is eligible?   Government, education, public housing, nonprofit, and T ribal organizations may apply as long as they are based in the United States. For-profit organizations are not eligible to apply for funding.

Native Voices Rising (NVR) Call for Funding Applications - 
Deadline Wednesday, August 2nd 

C ommon Counsel Foundation  and  Native Americans in Philanthropy  are pleased to announce that  Native Voices Rising  (NVR) is now open for applications by Native-led groups with a membership base in the community that have a leadership development program and seek to take collective action to win progressive social change.  NVR provides general operating support grants to strengthen Native-led organizations in the United States that are improving the lives of their community members.  Previous grantees have focused on a wide range of critical issues, from human and civil rights, to reproductive justice, to environmental health and sacred sites protection.

NVR will make grants of up to $10,000 to support grassroots organizing led by Native communities. The application deadline is Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
For more information, click here

NIHB Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative Funding Opportunity 
Deadline September 1

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, is providing awards to eligible Tribal entities for the Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (Tribal ASI) The Tribal ASI will fund 15-20 Tribes or Inter-Tribal Consortiums at amounts ranging from $5,000 to $10,500 to work in one or more categories related to strengthening the Tribal health entity in working towards public health accreditation as defined by the Public Health Accreditation Board.  Completed applications are due to NIHB via email by Friday, September 1, 2017, by 11:59pm Eastern Time.

BEGINNER COHORT NEW THIS YEAR!  There will be a separate funding category for Tribal entities new to public health accreditation who wish to explore, in-depth, the potential of achieving public health accreditation with the option of taking the first steps on a path toward achieving such accreditation.
Join the Pre-Application Webinar, August 3, 2:30pm Eastern Time