Current News

THANK YOU for YOUR Support of H.R. 3962 - the Affordable Health Care for America Act and the Reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act

The Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), the foundation for the health care delivery system of American Indians and Alaska Natives, has been waiting for reauthorization for 10 years and Indian Country is one step closer to reauthorization of the IHCIA.

The House successfully passed H.R. 3962 – the Affordable Health Care for America Act by a vote of 220-215. To read the NIHB press release click here.

Please reach out to your congressional members and thank them for their support.


Important Information to Assist Tribes in Applying for the ARRA of 2009 Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Grant Funding

WASHINGTON – The funding opportunity announcement is designed to address the Healthy People 2010 focus areas of nutrition and overweight, physical activity, environmental health, and tobacco use. NIHB is offering assistance to the Tribes with “Media Messaging & Health Communications” pieces that are required for proposal submissions. Click here to download the ARRA Funding Announcement Tribe Specific.

Letter of Intent Deadline:
October 30, 2009

Application Deadline:
December 1, 2009 by 5:00 EST on closing date


$120 Million for States Made Available as Part of Recovery Act Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative

Tue, 29 Sep 2009

HHS today announced the release of $120 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for prevention and wellness programs for U.S. states and territories, building on the recent announcement of the $373 million funding opportunity for communities and tribes around the country.

Click here for the news release.


 $350 Million in grants released to states for Flu Preparedness

Obama Administration Calls on Nation to Begin Planning and Preparing for Fall Flu Season & the New H1N1 Virus

Administration Leaders Say that Flu Preparedness is a “Shared Responsibility” Announce New Funding for States and New Nation-Wide Flu Prevention Campaign at flu.gov

Click here to read the full release


Click here to read the official CDC statement on H1N1 Planning