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Mental Health and Spiritual Care in Emergencies Webinar, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 1pm ET

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commentComment on Proposed Revisions to the CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) Standards
Deadline Tuesday, September 12

CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) established and administers the National DPP's Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP), which recognizes organizations that deliver diabetes prevention programs according to evidence-based requirements set forth in the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recognition Program Standards and Operating Procedures" (DPRP Standards). Additionally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) expansion of CDC's National DPP was announced in early 2016, when the Secretary of Health and Human Services determined that the Diabetes Prevention Program met the statutory criteria for inclusion in Medicare's expanded list of healthcare services for beneficiaries.  Written comments must be received by September 12. Read more HERE

ASINIHB Tribal Public Health Accreditation Support Initiative Funding Opportunity 
Deadline Friday, September 1st 
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 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
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.

On August 3, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, NIHB held a pre-application webinar.  The recording can be accessed  HERE

Follow the link for the Request For Applications (RFA) below

MentalHealthWebinarMental Health and Spiritual Care in Emergencies Webinar
Tuesday, August 29 at 1pm ET

Preparedness is an important part of public health. Mental and spiritual health are also important parts of overall health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) are hosting a webinar to discuss topics including stress, stigma, isolation, populations more likely to be adversely affected by specific emergencies, and effective communication to address mental health concerns. The webinar will also discuss integrating principles of mental health into faith-based settings. 

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 29 at 1pm ET. 

Learn more or join the webinar  HERE

ZikaQuestionsAsk Questions About Zika!
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You may have heard information about Zika in the news or on social media. Some information   may be incorrect or confusing, or maybe you have questions but are unsure where to find answers. NIHB would like to support you to access correct and reliable information about Zika. You can submit questions to NIHB's Zika Question and Answer box  HERE

You can submit anonymously or provide name and email address for direct NIHB contact. Relevant questions will be posted anonymously and answered online at the Zika Frequently Asked Questions page on the NIHB Zika hub, located  HERE