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Washington Report: Issue 19-11

March 12, 2019

In This Issue:



Advance Appropriations Support Letter – Outreach Still Needed!



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

NIHB Health Policy Fellowship Applications Are OPEN!



SCIA Holds Hearing on GAO High Risk Series

SDPI Letter Circulating on Capitol Hill – Tribal Outreach STILL Needed!

Energy & Commerce Committee Requests Briefing from IHS  to Improve the Indian Health System

Senate Democrats Send Letter Regarding Removed Tribal Information on HHS Website



IHS Health Professions Scholarship Deadline is March 28, 2019

New OIG Webpage Offers Resources for AI/ANs

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


March 13: MMPC Regulations Workgroup

March 14: Tribal Dental Therapy Advocates Call

March 14: 2018 Farm Bill Listening Session

March 19: MMPC Annual Strategy Session

March 20-22: Upcoming CMS ITU Trainings

April 23-24: HHS Annual Tribal Budget Consultation

April 30: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Report “Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans” Webinar


Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention & Early Intervention Grant Program

CDC Funding Opportunities

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Substance Abuse in Youth Living in Tribal Communities

HHS Grants to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy

Resources Available to Tribes on Health Issues

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
  • Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative Grantee Track

CLICK HERE to register!

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.


Click here to submit your application!


Last modified: March 12, 2019