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Washington Report: Issue 19-08

February 20, 2019

In This Issue:   TOP STORY Trump Signs Budget Deal, IHS Funded Through September   NIHB UPDATES National Indian Health Board Co-Chairs National Partnership for Dental Therapy NIHB Health Policy Fellowship Applications Are OPEN! Call for Proposals for Poster Presentation at Upcoming Conferences Now Open!   CAPITOL HILL UPDATES SDPI Renewal Efforts Already Underway, Your Help Needed! House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples Holds First Hearing of the 116th Congress on Addressing Climate Change in Indian Country Native American Suicide Prevention Act Reintroduced with Bipartisan Support   FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION AND STATE GOVERNMENT UPDATES  Administration Announces Goal of Ending New HIV Infections by 2030   UPCOMING EVENTS, CALLS, AND WEBINARS 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 March 14: Tribal Dental Therapy Advocates Call   GRANTS AND RESOURCES CDC Funding Opportunities OVW Funding Opportunity: Children and Youth Domestic and Sexual Assault  SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Substance Abuse in Youth Living in Tribal Communities Resources Available to Tribes on Health Issues
NIHB UPDATES National Indian Health Board Co-Chairs National Partnership for Dental Therapy   After 15 years of practice in the United States, dental therapists are expanding access to oral health care in a number of states where they practice as part of dental teams. Despite the documented success, the majority of people in Indian Country and in the U.S. as a whole cannot get care from these dental professionals.
Community Catalyst and the National Indian Health Board  are launching the National Partnership for Dental Therapy to accelerate the authorization of dental therapists nationwide so that people can get care where and when they need it, in their own communities. The newly formed National Partnership for Dental Therapy comprises community leaders, consumers, advocates, educators, providers and public health champions.  The National Partnership will work to elevate the visibility and broad support for dental therapy programs. It will actively share accurate, evidence-based information about the profession as it evolves and serve as a forum for supporters to share information and connect with each other to continue to grow the profession. Click here to visit the new National Partnership for Dental Therapy!
NIHB Health Policy Fellowship Applications Are OPEN!  Are you a Native youth 18-24 years old? Learn advocacy skills so you can make a difference in the health of your community!   Applications due: March 30th 2019 Learn more here Got Questions? Contact NIHB’s Native Youth Engagement Manager, Dr. Wendee Gardner at wgardner@nihb.org or (202) 548-7297.   NIHB Health Policy Fellowship in the News!
    Click here to submit your application!
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!

Last modified: February 20, 2019