New Deadline Announced for Tribes to Choose COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on today’s national webinar hosted by the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), that Operation Warp Speed has approved a one week…

NIHB Weekly COVID-19 Data Update Dashboard – October 23, 2020

Data on COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths by state and county.

NIHB National Tribal Health Conference – Recording of Keynote by Dr. Anthony Fauci 10/15/20

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, provided a Keynote address and update on the coronavirus pandemic for…

IHS Releases COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Draft Plan, Invitation to Comment – Deadline 10/21/20

In September, the United States Department of Health and Human Services initiated Tribal consultation to seek input from Tribal leaders on COVID-19 vaccine planning for Indian Country. The Indian Health Service (IHS) issued a Dear Tribal Leader…

Administration Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) released two documents on September 16, 2020, outlining the Administration’s detailed strategy to deliver safe and…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Tribal Communities

Get information and tips for Tribal Communities from the Centers for Disease Control about COVID-19.


The National Indian Health Board is leading a national effort to advocate and secure resources for Tribes to respond to COVID-19. NIHB seeks to ensure that the Tribes remain informed on COVID 19, have the resources and assistance needed to respond to the pandemic, and that the Congress and Administration understand and address Tribal needs and priorities.  NIHB also aims to create resources that will be informative and helpful to Tribes and Tribal members.  NIHB believes that this coordinated national response is part of its sacred mission to serve the Tribes and help maintain the safety and well-being of Tribal citizens.

NIHB is pleased to release a video message from our Board of Directors about the COVID-19 pandemic and NIHB’s advocacy and efforts to bring resources to Tribes during this difficult time.

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