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Washington Report: Issue 19-07

February 12, 2019

In This Issue:   TOP STORY Second Budget Deadline of 2019 Approaches   NIHB UPDATES NIHB Health Policy Fellowship Applications Are OPEN! Call for Proposals for Poster Presentation at Upcoming Conferences Now Open! NIHB Accepting Nominations for Native Public Health Innovation Awards & Native Behavioral Health Award Environmental Health Listening Session Announcement   CAPITOL HILL UPDATES Congress Continues Exploring IHS Budget Solutions GAO Requesting Nominations for MACPAC and MedPAC   FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION AND STATE GOVERNMENT UPDATES  Administration Announces Goal of Ending New HIV Infections by 2030 National HIV/AIDS Strategy and National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan
IHS Publishes Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2019
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period Ends March 31, 2019   UPCOMING EVENTS, CALLS, AND WEBINARS February 12-14: HIMSS 2019 Conference February 14: Tribal Dental Therapy Advocates Call February 19: MMPC Face-to-Face Meeting February 20-21: CMS TTAG Meeting February 26-27: 12th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Summit March 7: IHS Call with Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders   GRANTS AND RESOURCES CDC Funding Opportunities OVW Funding Opportunity: Children and Youth Domestic and Sexual Assault  OMH Funding Opportunity: AI/AN Public Health Workforce SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Substance Abuse in Youth Living in Tribal Communities Resources Available to Tribes on Health Issues
NIHB UPDATES NIHB Health Policy Fellowship Applications Are OPEN!
Growing the Next Generation of Indian Health Advocates The National Indian Health Board Health Policy Fellowship is a year-long program for Native youth 18-24 years old who are interested in making a difference in the health of their communities.   NIHB Health Policy Fellows: Work with their Tribal leadership to identify one priority health issue Learn how to analyze policy in their issue area Create informed recommendations, and Advocate for change
Opportunities to Grow Health Policy Fellows meet in-person 3 times and receive 5 virtual trainings to strengthen their leadership skills and ability to effectively advocate for their communities.   NIHB covers the cost of Fellows’ travel and accommodations to attend all in-person meetings. NIHB also provides free opportunities for professional development and skills building to both current and past Fellows.   Click here to submit your application!   Click here to learn more. For additional questions, Contact NIHB’s Native Youth Engagement Manager, Dr. Wendee Gardner at wgardner@nihb.org or (202) 548-7297.
Call for Proposals for Poster Presentation at Upcoming Conferences Now Open!   NIHB invites Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the Annual NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit, in Albuquerque, NM from May 13-15, 2019. (The poster session will be held during the opening reception of the Summit on the evening of May 13.) The Annual SDPI Poster Session is a great way for success stories to be heard by a large audience of Tribal leaders and Tribal health professionals, as well as share program ideas with other grantees.   SDPI presenters are also invited to volunteer to lead a fitness session on Tuesday, May 14 – please indicate if you are interested.   NIHB also invites Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program/Domestic Violence Prevention Program grantees, Tribal behavioral health experts, public health professionals, advocates, researchers, community-based providers, and others to submit poster proposals that highlight behavioral health best, promising, and innovative practice approaches at the American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference, in Albuquerque, NM, May 15-17, 2019.   Please submit proposals by March 1, 2019.   Click here for more information and to submit a poster proposal!
NIHB Accepting Nominations for Native Public Health Innovation Awards & Native Behavioral Health Award   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).   Please submit nominations by February 15, 2019.   Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.
Environmental Health Listening Session Announcement Wednesday, February 13, 2019   The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are convening an environmental health listening session at the National Congress for American Indians Executive Council Winter Session at 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET in the Pan American room at the Capitol Hilton in Washington D.C. on February 13, 2019. For more information read more here.

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