ICYMI: Do Your Research: Empowering Native Youth to Get Vaccinated

On September 15, 2021, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), in partnership with the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) hosted the second webinar in the #ACTOFLOVE COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series.

FDA Statement on Vaccines for Younger Children

Janet Woodcock, M.D. Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs – Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Peter Marks, M.D., PhD. Director – Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) shared information…

President Biden Announces COVID-19 Plan

On September 10, 2021, President Biden announced his COVID-19 Action Plan. He will be implementing a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy that uses the same science-based approach that has been successful…

NIHB Weekly COVID-19 Data Update Dashboard – September 15, 2021

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

Bureau of Indian Education Issues Vaccine Mandate

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), the federal agency that oversees BIE funded schools that educate American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children in nearly two dozen states, issued a COVID-19 vaccine…

CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory: Rapid Increase in Ivermectin Prescriptions and Reports of Severe Illness Associated with Use of Products Containing Ivermectin to Prevent or Treat COVID-19

What is ivermectin? It is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved prescription medication used to treat certain infections caused by internal and external parasites. Ivermectin is NOT authorized or…

Special Message for Indian Country: Recommendations for Tribal Communities to Continue to Stay Safe from COVID-19

There has been a flurry of COVID-19 updates in recent weeks, but this one is essential. The highly contagious Delta variant continues to surge, and we must keep the Nation’s Tribes and communities safe, healthy, and protected. Please consider the following Centers for Disease…

HHS Announces COVID-19 Booster Shots for the American People

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a joint statement from public health and medical experts on the Biden Administration’s plan for COVID-19 booster shots…

CDC Releases New Resources for Tribal Communities on COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new resource for Tribal communities entitled “What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines.” The document contains frequently asked…

New NIHB Resource: COVID-19 Response Plan Template

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) created a response plan template as a resource for Tribes, Pueblos, and Nations to use in developing COVID-19 or other outbreak response plans or in cross-walking…


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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