New! Tribal Specific Companion Document to PHAB Standards and Measures

WEBINAR: Advancing Health Equity in Tribal Communities through Public Health Accreditation

WEBINAR: Quality Improvement in Indian Country - Advancing Population Health

New! CHA Focus Group and Key Informant Interviews: Brief Training for Facilitators (PPT) This training provides an introduction to facilitating a focus group or key informant interview. It can be downloaded and used by individuals, or by Tribal organizations to train their facilitators.

Self-Assessment Workbook for Tribal Health Departments (XLS)
This workbook, published by the Institute for Wisconsin’s Health is based on the December 2013 Version 1.5 Public Health Accreditation Board Standards & Measures and is intended for use by Tribal health departments to self-assess readiness for voluntary national accreditation application.

(New!) Infographic: Aligning Tribal, Local and State Community Health Improvement Plans (PDF)

Worksheet for Assessing the Need for Agreements for Public Health Services (DOC)

NEW: Creating a Public Health Accreditation Elevator Speech

Creating an Elevator Speech Infographic (PDF)

An elevator speech is a short, catchy way to put forth an idea in an amount of time that could be delivered during an elevator ride. They are often used to market an idea or initiative. You can use an elevator speech to convey meaningful information, and to grab an audience’s attention. Use this tool to develop an elevator speech that will increase the audience’s understanding of your public health accreditation efforts.

Creating an Elevator Speech- Worksheet (PDF)
You can use this worksheet to record your ideas while developing an elevator speech.

Tribal Public Health Accreditation Tools and Resources (PDF)

Public Health Improvement Resource Center
The Public Health Improvement Resource Center is a searchable database of resources designed to support work in public health. Use keywords such as “Tribal” to locate Tribal specific resources.

Video: Tribal Leaders' Perspectives on Public Health Accreditation

The development of this product was supported in part by Cooperative Agreement 3U38OT000193-03S1 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The contents of this product are solely the responsibility of the producers and participants and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Discussion Guide: Tribal Leaders Perspectives on Public Health Accreditation Video

READ THE PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THIS VIDEO - Tribal Leaders' Perspectives on Public Health Accreditation (PDF)


Documentation Tracking Tool (XLS)

Strategic Planning

Completing a Tribal Strategic Plan for Health and Health Equity: Planning, Process and Outcome (PDF)

Strategic Planning to Achieve Health Equity Template (PDF)

Strategic Planning to Achieve Health Equity – Ask Yourself (PDF)

Tribal Public Health Laws and Codes

Tribal Public Health and the Law: Selected Readings and Resources (CDC)


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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