Tribal Public Health Broadcast 1/10/2019

 

 

Tribal Public Health Broadcast

 

Weekly News, Funding, Resources, and Upcoming Events in Indian Country

 

January 10, 2018

 

 

Attention Federal Employees! NIHB is the premier, national, health advocacy organization focused solely on issues confronting federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes. Support this work by donating to the National Indian Health Board through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Talk to your payroll administrator: NIHB’s CFC number is 84221. Click here for more information on NIHB’s CFC campaign, and here for more information on the CFC as a federal effort.

 

News

 

 

Oneida Nation in Wisconsin is the Second Tribal Health Department in the US to Achieve Public Health Accreditation

 

On November 20, 2018, the Oneida Nation received national public health accreditation recognition. The Oneida Nation is only the second Tribal nation to be accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Public health accreditation is a voluntary process that measures the performance of Tribal, state, territorial, and local health departments against national public health standards for the delivery of quality programs and services for their communities. Read the PHAB press release here.

 

Public Comment for Healthy People 2030

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives. The public comment period will be open from December 3, 2018 through January 17, 2019. To comment, read more here. NIHB is preparing to submit comments. Contact Shervin Aazami, saazami@nihb.org for more information about NIHB’s comments or if you have comments to share and would like them included in NIHB’s submission.

 

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

 

According to the American Indian Cancer Foundation, nationally, American Indian and Alaska Native women are 1.5 times as likely to develop cervical cancer and 2 times more likely to die from the disease compared to white women. Read more here.

 

Family Spirit Home Visiting Program Featured in NHVRC Video

 

The National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) recently spotlighted the Family Spirit Home Visiting Program as delivered by the Arapaho people on the Wind River Indian Reservation, in Wyoming. The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health shared this video, stating that Family Spirit is the only evidence-based home visiting model designed specifically with and for Native Americans. These programs can greatly impact health and wellbeing. Watch the video here.

 

 

Funding & Opportunities

 

NIHB Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth-led Health Projects

Applications accepted until funding is gone! Apply ASAP.

 

American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24 years old are eligible to apply for Community Changemaker Grants. These are small amounts of money ($250) that can help supercharge a YOUTH-led and YOUTH-planned health event. Read more here.

 

Call for Proposals for 2019 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference

Proposals due Friday, February 1, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET

Conference May 15-17, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is proud to convene with various stakeholders across Indian Country who are improving behavioral health outcomes in AI/AN communities. NIHB encourages presentations highlighting evidence-based, best, or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. This year’s conference focuses on highlighting actions and tools that promote connections with culture, community, and knowing your purpose through the implementation of best practices. Read more here.

 

Call for Proposals for NIHB’s 10th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit

Proposals due Monday, February 11, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET

Conference May 13-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Public health practitioners, researchers, and policy experts are invited to submit proposals for workshop and roundtable sessions for the 2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit. The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) encourages presentations highlighting evidence-based, best, wise, or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. NIHB highly encourages dynamic, interactive sessions that will draw upon the skills, knowledge and experience of session participants. Read more here.

 

Scholarships Available for Environmental Health and Climate Change Presenters at Tribal Public Health Summit

 

NIHB is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships this year for presenters on the Environmental Health and Climate Change Track. Conference admission fees will be waived and scholarship recipients will also receive up to $1200-$1500 to support travel costs. If you are interested in a scholarship, please submit your proposal here. Then, email aaljanabi@nihb.org to request a scholarship and please include a brief explanation of why you need, or could benefit from, this scholarship. Scholarship applicants should not book travel without coordinating with NIHB, as NIHB may coordinate with scholarship recipients to make travel arrangements on their behalf.

 

Health & Climate Solutions Funding Opportunity

Due Friday, February 8, 2019 by 3:00 pm ET

 

Through this funding opportunity, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to develop and amplify the evidence around a set of approaches that improve community health and well-being and advance health equity while also addressing climate change adaptation or mitigation through eligible, local approaches. Tribes, indigenous organizations, and nonprofits are among those eligible to apply. Read more here.

 

Submit a Nomination for the Native Public Health Innovation Awards or Native Behavioral Health Award (Hope & Healing Award)

Due Friday, February 15, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET

 

In an effort to honor individuals, Tribes, organizations, and programs that have enriched and improved American Indian and Alaska Native public health and behavioral health, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites nominations for the Native Public Health Innovation Awards (three awards honoring different types of work) and the Native Behavioral Health Award (Hope and Healing Award). All nominations should be received by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, February 15, 2019. Winners will be notified within three weeks upon close of the nominations. Read more here.

 

Multilevel Interventions in Cancer Care Delivery: Follow-up to Abnormal Screening Tests Grant

Deadlines vary

 

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is offering a research project grant, Multilevel Interventions in Cancer Care Delivery: Follow-up to Abnormal Screening Tests. Tribes are among those eligible to apply for this federal grant. Read more here.

 

 

Resources

 

Report on Behavioral and Clinical Characteristics of American Indian/Alaska Native Adults in HIV Care

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published findings from the medical monitoring project detailing the behavioral and clinical characteristics of AI/AN Adults seeking HIV treatment. Read more here.

 

myPlan Intimate Partner Violence Survivor Tool

 

myPlan is a tool that survivors of intimate partner violence (and others with concerns about healthy relationships) can use to help them make decisions about safety. This tool is a discreet and confidential smartphone app or web-based tool; it is not meant as a replacement for expert advice, but is designed to encourage the majority of people who may never seek services. Staff can also use myPlan with clients to help facilitate discussions about their level of danger and their priorities when making safety decisions. Read more here.

 

Invitation to Contribute to Tribal Resource Tool

 

The Tribal Resource Tool needs is a web-based map and searchable database to connect American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) survivors of crime and abuse to resources. If your organization provides services to AI/AN survivors recovering from crime and abuse, submit your information to Tribal Resource Tool and find out how to get involved by visiting the website here.

 

 

Events

 

Best Practices for Effective Climate & Health Communication

Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 pm ET

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be hosting a climate and health communications webinar series called Amplify: Increase the Impact of Your Climate and Health Communications. This series is brought to you by the CDC Climate and Health Program. These webinars are designed for state and local health departments, but may be useful for Tribes as well. The webinars can help viewers more effectively communicate the health impacts of climate change and in their communities. The first webinar, Best Practices for Effective Climate & Health Communication, will take place on January 24. Read more here.

 

Strengthening Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness in Washington State

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EST

 

Join us, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 for a webinar on Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response in Tribal Communities. The American Indian Health Commission for Washington State discusses work being conducted in Washington to strengthen Tribes capacity to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies/disasters. Read more here.

 

Policy Action Institute

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 7:30 am-5:30 pm ET

 

Building on the 2019 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, APHA is organizing this additional day of discussions with a sharp focus on public health policy. The institute will explore such important issues as environmental health, violence prevention, immigrant health, and women’s health. The session targets health care providers, researchers, health and public interest lawyers, health policy specialists, community-based activists, public health professionals, and students. There is a $300 fee at registration (includes meals). Read more here.

 

14th Annual Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference

Tuesday, March 26-Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM

 

The Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. (AAIHB) is hosting the 14th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Bridging Generations: Thinking Ahead While Always Being Informed by the Past” March 26-28, 2019 at the Albuquerque Marriot in Albuquerque, NM. Read more here.

 

National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) Learn 2019

Sunday-Wednesday, March 31-April 3, 2019 in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

 

The goal of NNEDLearn is to develop NNED members’ skills in evidence-supported and culturally appropriate mental illness and substance use prevention and treatment practices and to support practice implementation. Read more here.

 

2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit

Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM

 

Save the date! Please join NIHB in Albuquerque, NM for the 2019 National Tribal Public Health Summit. Look out for more information coming soon about registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships!

 

The call for Proposals is now open! Read more here.

 

2019 American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) National Behavioral Health Conference

Wednesday-Friday, May 15-17, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM

 

Save the date! Please join NIHB in Albuquerque, NM for the 2019 National American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) National Behavioral Health Conference. Look out for more information coming soon about registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships! A call for proposals for the 2019 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference is now open.

 

The call for proposals is now open Read more here.

 

 

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