Tribal Public Health Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI)

Congratulations Cherokee Nation!
First Tribe to Achieve Public Health Accreditation
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About Tribal ASI

Since 2008, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has partnered with the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and other national partners in an effort to advance public health practice in Indian Country.

The voluntary national accreditation program became available in 2011 and the goal is to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments. Health departments become accredited by meeting nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidence based standards.

The Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative provides support and technical assistance specifically to Tribes in their consideration of and activity toward seeking public health accreditation.

Tribal ASI Funding Opportunity

2016-2017 Tribal ASI Awardees
Announced September 29, 2016

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The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support is pleased to announce the selection of eight Tribal health departments for the Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (Tribal ASI). This is the third cohort of Tribal ASI awards, and NIHB is excited about offering a total support package of $84,000 going directly to the eight selected Tribes. Each of the Tribal ASI awardees have constructed their own individual workplan that will accomplish specific and concrete steps towards achieving one or more of the standards for public health accreditation.

Current awardees:

  • Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma
  • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon
  • Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon
  • Ho-Chunk Nation, Wisconsin
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi
  • Osage Nation, Oklahoma
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Arizona

Resources

A collection of guides, templates, self-assessments, worksheets and other resources.
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TOOLS
TALC is free webinar series designed for sharing and learning about public health accreditations in Tribal communities. Upcoming webinars and past recordings are available.
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TRIBAL ACCREDITATION LEARNING COMMUNITY (TALC) WEBINAR SERIES
Tribal examples of the six major documents required for public health accreditation: community health assessment, community health improvement plan, strategic plan, quality improvement plan, workforce development plan, emergency preparedness plan.
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TRIBAL EXAMPLES OF REQUIRED MAJOR DOCUMENTS
General information, costs and benefits, the steps to accreditation, positions papers, etc.
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OVERVIEW OF ACCREDITATION
News, case studies, videos and presentations featuring the Tribal experience with public health accreditation.
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STORIES FROM THE FIELD
 


 

NIHB Contact:

Carolyn Angus-Hornbuckle, JD
Director of Public Health Policy and Programs

National Indian Health Board
910 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Phone: 202-507-4089
Washington, DC 20003
[email protected]

 

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