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 2017-2018 Coming Soon! Download the flyer (PDF)

Pre-Application Webinar pdf now available! (PDF)


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Tribal ASI Funding Opportunity

Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative 2017-2018 Request for Applications
Announced July 27, 2017

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Download the Request for Applications and Application Package (Word)

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 providing awards to eligible Tribal entities for the Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (Tribal ASI). The Tribal ASI will fund 15-20 Tribes or Inter-Tribal Consortiums at amounts ranging from $5,000 to $10,500 to work in one or more categories related to strengthening the Tribal health entity in working towards public health accreditation as defined by the Public Health Accreditation Board. Completed applications are due to NIHB via email by Friday, September 1, 2017, by 11:59pm Eastern Time.

BEGINNER COHORT NEW THIS YEAR! There will be a separate funding category for Tribal entities new to public health accreditation who wish to explore, in-depth, the potential of achieving public health accreditation with the option of taking the first steps on a path toward achieving such accreditation.



View Past Awardees Project Presentations

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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
Tribal Public Health Accreditation Advisory Board
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TRIBAL PUBLIC HEALTH ACCREDITATION ADVISORY BOARD


 

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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