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Washington Report: Issue 19-10

March 6, 2019

In This Issue:

 

TOP STORY

NIHB Elects New Executive Board, Takes to Capitol Hill

 

NIHB UPDATES

Register Now! Tribal Public Health Summit
Register Now! AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference

NIHB Health Policy Fellowship Applications Are OPEN!

 

CAPITOL HILL UPDATES

Advance Appropriations Support Letter – Outreach Needed!

SDPI Letter Circulating on Capitol Hill – Tribal Outreach Needed!

House Democrats Release Medicare for All Legislation

Senator Tester Reintroduces Veterans’ Affairs TAC Bill

 

FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION AND STATE GOVERNMENT UPDATES 

HRSA Issues Dear Tribal Leader Letter on HPSA Modernization Project

IHS Announces Strategic Plan FY 2019 – 2023

Medicare HAC Reduction Program Cuts Payment to 800 Hospitals

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period: January 1 – March 31, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS, CALLS, AND WEBINARS

March 7: IHS Call with Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders

March 7: MMPC Tribal Consultation Workgroup
March 8: IHS Webinar on MACRA: Helpful Hints for 2018 Reporting

March 12 & 20: Upcoming CMS ITU Trainings

March 14: Tribal Dental Therapy Advocates Call

March 19: MMPC Annual Strategy Session

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
Register Now! Tribal Public Health Summit 

Please join The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) for the 10th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit (TPHS) May 13-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Albuquerque Convention Center.  The National Tribal Public Health Summit is a premiere Indian public health event that attracts over 500 Tribal public health professionals, elected leaders, advocates, researchers, and community-based service providers.   This year’s Summit will feature dynamic national speakers, interactive workshops and roundtable discussions, a welcome reception, the annual Special Diabetes Program for Indians poster session, a morning fitness event, culture night, as well as the presentation of the 2019 Native Public Health Innovation awards!

Summit Tracks

·         Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

·         Public Health Policy, Infrastructure and Systems

·         Substance Misuse and Behavioral Health

·         Environmental Health and Climate Change

·         Emergency Preparedness and Emerging Issues in Public Health

CLICK HERE to register!

 
Register Now!  AI/AN National Behavioral Health Conference 

Please join the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) for the 2019 American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference is the premier behavioral health event attracting over 500 Tribal behavioral health experts, public health professionals, federal employees, advocates, researchers and community-based providers.

Conference Tracks

·         Community-Based Behavioral Health Services

·         Sharing Traditional Best and Promising Practices

·         Behavioral Health Integration – Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health Disorders, Suicide Prevention

·         Behavioral Health Workforce Innovation

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