Statement from the Chairman of the National Indian Health Board on the 2016 Election Results
In light of the 2016 election outcome, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) affirms our mission and commitment to empower American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) peoples to protect and improve health and reduce health disparities... Read More
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is hosting a Tribal Health Presidential Transition Summit at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC on December 8, 2016. As we approach the dawn of a new Presidential Administration, Tribes and their advocates should think strategically of how to build upon the successes of the Obama Administration to improve the health status for American Indians and Alaska Natives. At the summit, participants will discuss how to develop and advance the Tribal health agenda in 2017 and beyond. Click here to register.
The Tribal Public Health Accreditation Advisory Board (TPHAAB) met on October 5, 2016 in Salt Lake City and concluded a year-long effort to review the Public Heath Accreditation Board’s (PHAB) Standards and Measures.
October 5, 2016 TPHAAB participants: Bridget Caniff, Carrie Sampson, Natasha Bitsui, Larry Voegele, Liza Corso, Kaye Bender, Aneva Turtle Hagberg, Philene Herrera, Vickie Bradley, Tom Anderson, Apryl Krause, Karrie Joseph. Not pictured: Jamie Ishcomer, Verne’ Boerne. Contact Karrie Joseph, [email protected] for more information.
On Sunday, October 9, 2016 the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) attended a Strategy Session and World Cafe hosted by the Indian Health Service (IHS) to generate concrete ideas to establish a framework for transformative change in the IHS that can be implemented immediately.
"This is a tangible step towards addressing the incredible workforce shortage the Indian Health Services currently faces." Stacy A. Bohlen, Executive Director of NIHB. Click here for the briefing presented by IHS.
On September 28 , 2016 the Veterans Administration (VA) held an in-person Tribal consultation session at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian to discuss its recent proposal to consolidate multiple community care programs, previously known as non-VA care, into one standard program with standard rates. Representatives from the National Indian Health Board , Lester Secatero, Chairman NIHB BOD and Stacy Bohlen , Executive Director NIHB were present on behalf of the 567 Tribal Nations that may be impacted by this proposal.
Lisa Pivec, Sr. Director of Public Health receives a NIHB 2016 Area Impact Award for leading the Cherokee Nation to be the first Tribal health department to achieve public health accreditation! Read the press release. More about public health accreditation…CLICK HERE
John T. Hammarlund of CMS "Can you hear the dreams crackling like a campfire? Can you hear the dreams sweeping through the pine trees and tipis? Can you hear the dreams laughing in the sawdust?...."
At the Tribal Nations Health Conference of the National Indian Health Board, leading Senate staffers and Tribal leaders discussed legislative options to reform IHS. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Republican and Democrat staff participants included Emily Newman, Chairman Barrasso's Counsel (left), Caitrin Shuy, NIHB Director of Congressional Relations (center) and Kim Moxley, Vice Chairman Tester's lead health staff (right). "There is a real understanding that we can't be waiting around to make IHS improvements," said Newman.
NIHB Chairman Lester Secatero and Albuquerque Area Representative signs the Cultural Wisdom Declaration establishing the value and importance of AI/AN cultures to drive health policy
National Indian Health Board and Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board Meet to Discuss New Strategies to Improve Health Systems for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The final version of the Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda is available for viewing and for comment.
Please click on the link PROVIDED HERE in order to access the final version of the Agenda and to provide comments. Comments are being accepted through 10/30/16. Should you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].
National Indian Health Board and Public Health Foundation Collaborate to Improve Health in Indian Country
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NEW VIDEO: Tribal Leaders' Perspectives on Public Health Accreditation
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The goal of this policy agenda is to set forth specific recommendations to improve the social, emotional, mental, physical, and economic health of children and youth, allowing them to achieve their learning and developmental potential. In short, this initiative calls on key stakeholders to put First Kids 1st. Click HERE to read the Native Children’s Policy Agenda
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