This e-mail is the final message of a temporary series of messages to deliver Zika-related information during peak mosquito season in Indian Country.
August 7, 2018
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Learn more about Zika at the  NIHB Zika Hub

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NIHB Zika Project
At the end of June 2018, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) wrapped up several years of work addressing Zika virus preparedness and response in Tribal nations. As part of this project, NIHB developed and shared educational materials, held webinars and in-person meetings, offered funding to support local work, distributed newsletters, and much more! 

NIHB would like to highlight some of these materials in this newsletter. We hope that these materials are useful for you and we encourage you to share them widely.  This will be the final newsletter in the Zika series. 

Although the Zika project is now complete, NIHB will use information learned from this project in future work, in providing resources and support, and in or advocating for Tribal needs and priorities. NIHB is here for you! Please contact us if you have questions, concerns, or requests. 
Highlighted Resource: Zika 101 Informational Guide for Tribes
View NIHB's newest resource, an educational guide developed by NIHB to provide basic information and resources about Zika as a starting place for Tribes wanting to learn more and work to address Zika prevention and response in their communities. Preventing and preparing for Zika transmission can protect the health of Native families and communities. This guide contains information about Zika virus, Zika testing, and mosquitoes, as well as case-studies showing examples and a list of Zika resources from partners.

View the guide: Zika 101 Informational Guide for Tribes
Zika Resources
NIHB has created and compiled various resources related to Zika virus. Some of the resources are highlighted below, but many others are available on the Fact Sheets and Resources page of the Zika hub

Posters and Brochures
The National Indian Health Board has developed posters and brochures addressing Zika virus in Tribal communities. These materials are available for you to print or download. Some materials have a box where you can fill in your Tribal clinic contact information. View these resources here

Tribal, State, and Local Zika Collaboration Meeting Resources

The Nation al Indian Health Board, in collaboration with Area Indian Health Boards, hosted several state-specific meetings to address Zika virus and other vector-borne disease and discuss Tribal, state, and local collaboration and ways to foster improved partnerships. These meetings included panels, workshops, discussions, information about additional resources, and opportunities to make connections and build relationships through the event. These meetings also included some presentations and resources that can be shared out with the public more easily. NIHB has compiled a collection of resources and presentations from each meeting. These presentations and resources are intended to benefit Tribal, state, and local representatives who were unable to attend - from these states and from other states - and to share information about NIHB's work. Note that some information may be state-specific but other information is more widely applicable. View these resources here.

Zika Webinars

Throughout the Zika project, NIHB hosted a series of informational webinars about Zika virus, many of which highlighted work from partners and other guest speakers! These webinars were recorded and we invite you to view our archive. This is a great way to learn if you were unable to attend the original webinar sessions, or to share the information with others who may be interested. View the archive here.

Zika Newsletters
NIHB published a seasonal, Zika newsletter with most mailings sent summer 2017. This newsletter is the last in this series. View the newsletter archive here

Additional resources are available on the NIHB Zika hub.
Zika Champions in Indian Country
In summer 2017, NIHB announced a funding opportunity that would provide Tribes and Tribal organizations with up to $5000 to tackle high impact, capacity building activities to prepare for the  possibility of Zika transmission in Tribal communities. Three awardees received funding: Bishop Paiute Tribe (California), Indian Health Council (California), and Kaw Nation (Oklahoma). These Tribal champions completed work to address this critical threat in creative ways within their communities, finishing their projects at the end of April 2018. 

The three awardees presented in one of the most popular webinars for the Zika project, entitled "Three Tribal Zika Champions in Indian Country: Spotlight on Three Zika Projects Funded by the National Indian Health Board." The webinar was recorded and can be viewed HERE.

As part of their work, these Tribes created some resources or project deliverables which may benefit other Tribal communities or serve as an example for Tribes beginning to create their own materials. Sharing these materials is also an opportunity for NIHB to highlight the work of these Tribal champions! These materials are available towards the bottom of the Zika Resources Page under the title, "Resources from Zika Champions in Indian Country - NIHB Funding Awardee Creations."