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Washington Report

An NIHB Publication

The Washington Report is an e-newsletter produced by the National Indian Health Board. Each issue contains a listing of current events on Capitol Hill, information on passed and upcoming legislation, Indian health policy analysis and action items.

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Health Reporter

An NIHB Publication

The Health Reporter is a quarterly newsletter published by the National Indian Health Board. Each issue of the E-newsletter contains up-to-date information on NIHB programs and issues surrounding Indian health in this country.

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Funding & Opportunities

NIHB Funding Opportunities Table

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Posted on April 28, 2022

NIHB and Communities RISE Together Partner to Provide Youth Scholarships and More at TPHS 2022

This year, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is partnering with Communities RISE Together (RISE) to promote youth engagement at the 2022 National Tribal Public Health Summit (TPHS 2022).

RISE is an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to promote vaccination in communities across the country. The RISE initiative aims to address the inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic through trusted messengers who are already on the ground and have deep trust in communities. Rise provides resources and trainings on many topics that include, but are not limited to addressing vaccine hesitancy, mis- and disinformation, and advancing system change in the context of COVID-19. These resources can be accessed here.

Through this partnership with RISE, NIHB can send out 20,000 Act of Love kits to Tribal communities by early summer! Additionally, we are able to provide 100 youth scholarships to cover the cost of registration for TPHS 2022. NIHB will also be hosting a Young Tribal Vaccine Warrior event, as well as a Youth in Tribal Public Health panel, to further increase youth engagement, promote positive vaccine messages, increase vaccine confidence, and increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Tribal communities.

To register for the youth scholarship, click here and select “Youth Registration.” For more information, contact Darby Galligher, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] or call (202) 996-4240.



Posted on April 28, 2022

NCHS Data Detectives Camp Now Accepting Applications!

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is hosting its sixth Data Detectives Summer Camp in collaboration with the American Statistical Association, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, and the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health.

The NCHS Data Detectives Camp is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) summer camp that focuses on teaching statistics to rising sixth and seventh grade students. Camp activities cover statistical concepts to help teach kids to think like a data detective by asking the right questions, collecting needed information, analyzing the data, and determining the answers.

The camp will have two sessions to accommodate campers from different time zones. The camp will take place online through Zoom video conferencing on August 8 – 12, 9:00 AM– 11:00 AM ET (first session) and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET (second session). There is no fee for registering or attending the camp.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2022

Learn more and apply

For questions, contact [email protected]



Posted on April 28, 2022

Suicide Prevention Funding Opportunity from CDC Injury Center

The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Injury Center has announced a new funding opportunity: The Expansion of Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Across the United States. The funding was created to address populations that are disproportionately affected by suicide. Funds will support a data-driven approach to address program gaps, implement prevention strategies, and increase partnerships.

The CDC’s Injury Center intends to commit approximately $5.4 million per year for five years to support up to six cooperative agreement recipients. Federally recognized Tribal governments and Tribal organizations are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: June 6, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

Apply for funding



Posted on April 26, 2022

CDC Seeks Advisory Committee Members for Director’s Health Equity Workgroup

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within the Department of Health and Human Services shared is seeking nominations for the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Health Equity Workgroup (HEW). The purpose of the ACD is to advise the Secretary, HHS, and the Director, CDC, on policy and broad strategies that will enable CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting health through health promotion, prevention, and preparedness. The HEW will consist of approximately 15 members who are experts in fields associated with health equity; public health science and practice; public health policy development, analysis, and implementation. The CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky encouraged nominations to represent the Tribal perspective during the HHS Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Please see the March 7, 2022 Federal Register notice regarding this opportunity for more details.

Application Deadline: March 17, 2022



Posted on April 25, 2022

Applications Now Open to Pilot a Tribal Tool to Aid COVID-19 Epidemiological Investigations

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications for a GIS pilot project designed to support Tribal environmental health programs carrying out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, and other COVID-19 preparedness and response activities. Tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs), Tribal Health Departments, or Tribal environmental health programs awarded the grant will be required to pilot a prototype application that contains a set of geospatially enabled community contact tracing and reporting tools and identify opportunities and challenges for improving the tool to support system-wide efforts.

To apply for this funding opportunity, submit an application to Brett Weber, Program Manager, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] by Friday, February 25, 2022, 11:59 PM ET. Download the application here. View the recorded webinar providing an overview of the GIS tool here.



Posted on April 21, 2022

Vacancy: Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances

Application Deadline: February 3, 2022

The Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances (OTASA). OTASA connects Tribal nations and Tribal-serving organizations to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) programs, and provides funding for building and improving Tribal public health infrastructure. This is an important position for Indian Country as the Director will serve as the official CDC point-of contact and authority for American Indian and Alaska Native public health.

Read more about the position here.

Apply for the position here. External candidates may apply to job announcement HHS-CDC-D1-22-11341153.



Posted on April 14, 2022

NW NARCH Accepting 2022 Internship and Fellowship Applications for AI/AN Students

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s (NPAIHB) Northwest Native American Research Center for Health (NW NARCH) is accepting applications for their 2022 Research Support Fellowship and Internship programs. These programs will support American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students to conduct scientific research supervised by an academic mentor.

Application Deadline: April 22, 2022

Read more and register



Posted on April 14, 2022

Now Accepting Applications: Cooperative Agreements for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program. The program supports states and Tribes with implementing youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies in schools, higher education institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use and mental health programs, foster care systems, and other youth-serving organizations.

The program is expected to increase clinical service capacity for assessment, management and treatment of youth at risk of suicide and improve continuity of care—including those who have been discharged from emergency department and inpatient psychiatric units. Federally recognized Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations are eligible and encouraged to apply. Up to six awards of up to $735,000 per year for up to five years are planned for issue.

Application Deadline: April 18, 2022

For more information, read the Garrett Lee Smith Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.



Posted on April 14, 2022

Suicide Prevention Funding Opportunity from CDC Injury Center

The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Injury Center has announced a new funding opportunity: The Expansion of Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Across the United States. The funding was created to address populations that are disproportionately affected by suicide. Funds will support a data-driven approach to address program gaps, implement prevention strategies, and increase partnerships. The CDC’s Injury Center intends to commit approximately $5.4 million per year for five years to support up to six cooperative agreement recipients. Federally recognized Tribal governments and Tribal organizations are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: June 6, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

Apply for funding



Posted on March 24, 2022

2022 Call for Infectious Disease Steering Committee Applications Closing Soon!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications for up to six (6) Tribal Infectious Disease Planning and Response Steering Committee members to support the optimal health of all American Indian and Alaska Native peoples by developing recommendations for surveillance and prevention and control of infectious diseases.

Steering Committee objectives include:

  • Support the dissemination and uptake of guidance, guidelines, and best practices for the prevention and control of the present and future infectious diseases outbreaks

  • Develop guidance, tools, and a series of best practices that can be used by Tribal health and public health professionals in their local responses to the outbreak

The committee provides education, training, and guidance to Tribal health and public health professionals to strengthen Tribes and Tribal organizations' capacity to address outbreaks and input in developing, adapting, and reviewing video and print materials to improve the prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Committee members will receive a $1,500 stipend for their time and service on the committee.

The application deadline is Friday, March 25, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. To download the application and read the full description, click here. For more information, contact Audrianna Marzette at [email protected].

Application Deadline: March 25, 2022, 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Download the application here.



Posted on March 24, 2022

Infection Control Professionals Apply Today! TIC Steering Committee Application Closes Tonight!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications for Tribal infection control professionals interested in serving on the TribalInfection Control (TIC) Steering Committee. The TIC Steering Committee will support NIHB’s Project Firstline collaborative by reviewing and advising on infection control materials developed by NIHB. The Steering Committee has an important role in developing and implementing infection control projects as they provide feedback and recommendations based on their experience and expertise in infection control. Project Firstline is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training and provide technical assistance to Tribal Health Officials and Tribal Health Systems.

Application Deadline: March 24, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

For Questions, contact Carmen Sanders, Public Health Project Coordinator, at [email protected]

Download the application here



Posted on March 24, 2022

Now Accepting Applications: Cooperative Agreements for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth SuicidePrevention and Early Intervention Program. The program supports states and Tribes with implementing youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies in schools, higher education institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use and mental health programs, foster care systems, and other youth-serving organizations.

The program is expected to increase clinical service capacity for assessment, management and treatment of youth at risk of suicide and improve continuity of care—including those who have been discharged from emergency department and inpatient psychiatric units.

Federally recognized Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations are eligible and encouraged to apply. Up to 6 awards of up to $735,000 per year for up to 5 years are planned for issue.

Application Deadline: April 18, 2022

For more information, read the Garrett Lee Smith Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.



Posted on March 17, 2022

Cooperative Agreements for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program. The program supports states and Tribes with implementing youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies in schools, higher education institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use and mental health programs, foster care systems, and other youth-serving organizations.

The program is expected to increase clinical service capacity for assessment, management and treatment of youth at risk of suicide and improve continuity of care—including those who have been discharged from emergency department and inpatient psychiatric units.

Federally recognized Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations are eligible and encouraged to apply. Up to 6 awards of up to $735,000 per year for up to 5 years are planned for issue.

Application Due Date: Monday, April 18, 2022

For more information, read the Garrett Lee Smith Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.



Posted on March 17, 2022

ICYMI! Recordings Now Available: Technical Assistance Webinars for AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Funding Opportunity

In case you missed it! Recordings from the first two FY22 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Notice of Funding Opportunity webinars are now available online. Tribes are eligible and encouraged to apply for funding.

Some of the funding opportunity priorities include:

  • Efforts to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,

  • Educational opportunity and economic mobility for communities experiencing persistent unemployment or underemployment, and students exoperiencing homelessness or those in foster care,

  • Veterans and Military Families, Caregivers, and Survivors,

  • Environmental stewardship and climate change.

For questions, contact [email protected].

View the recordings here.

Application Deadline: May 4, 2022



Posted on March 17, 2022

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) for Tribal Nations Funding Opportunity

Tribes and other Tribal public health authorities have faced difficulties in receiving real time infectious disease case reports from outside entities. Such delays affect how quickly a Tribe can respond and ensure a swift investigation in their communities. As sovereign governments, Tribal nations have inherent public health authority which bestows upon them the legal authority to receive case reports on conditions of interest to them. Electronic case reporting (eCR) is the automated, real-time exchange of case report information between electronic health records (EHRs) and public health agencies. Learn more about eCR and the benefits here.

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is offering a funding opportunity to eligible applicants with public health authority (Tribal Nations, Tribal Organizations, Tribal Consortia, Tribal Epidemiology Centers) to begin the implementation process of eCR directly to the Tribal public health authority. NIHB anticipates funding two high-quality proposals from Tribes or Tribal organizations for up to $350,000 each.

Applications Deadline: March 17, 2022

Apply for the Funding

Access the Pre-application Webinar Recording and Slides



Posted on March 17, 2022

2022 Call for Infectious Disease Steering Committee Applications

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications for up to six (6) Tribal Infectious Disease Planning and Response Steering Committee members to support the optimal health of all American Indian and Alaska Native peoples by developing recommendations for surveillance and prevention and control of infectious diseases.

Steering Committee objectives include:

  • Support the dissemination and uptake of guidance, guidelines, and best practices for the prevention and control of the present and future infectious diseases outbreaks

  • Develop guidance, tools, and a series of best practices that can be used by Tribal health and public health professionals in their local responses to the outbreak

The committee provides education, training, and guidance to Tribal health and public health professionals to strengthen Tribes and Tribal organizations' capacity to address outbreaks and input in developing, adapting, and reviewing video and print materials to improve the prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Committee members will receive a $1,500 stipend for their time and service on the committee.

The application deadline is Friday, March 25, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. To download the application and read the full description, click here. For more information, contact Audrianna Marzette at [email protected].

Application Deadline: March 25, 2022 at 11:59PM ET

Download the application here.



Posted on March 10, 2022

Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) recently announced a new round of funding for Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country (TPWIC). TPWIC began in 2018 and has funded over 30 Tribes and Urban Indian Health Centers. The current opportunity is again offering up to $150,000 per award to Tribes and Urban Indian Health Organizations. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to improve cultural connectedness among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). This funding opportunity offers support for the implementation of tribal practices and cultural traditions to build resiliency and connections to community and culture to improve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wellbeing.The funding award is designed to support the following strategies:

  • Connect cultural trainings to health and wellness.

  • Support seasonal cultural practices that support health and wellness.

  • Develop social and cultural activities that promote community wellness.

  • Establish and maintain collaborations that strengthen well-being.

  • Support intergenerational learning about well-being and resilience.

  • Promote traditional health foods and traditional and contemporary physical activities.

Application Deadline: March 16, 2022

Click here to apply.

For questions, please contact Kelly Bishop at [email protected].



Posted on March 10, 2022

Join the NIHB Project Firstline Steering Committee!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) isaccepting applications from Tribal infection control professionals and frontline healthcare workers interested in serving on the Tribal Infection Control (TIC) Steering Committee. The TIC Steering Committee will support NIHB’s Project Firstline collaborative by reviewing and advising on infection control materials for Tribal health systems across the country, developed by NIHB. The steering committee has an important role in developing and implementing infection control projects as they provide feedback and recommendations based on their experience and expertise in infection control.

Contact Carmen Sanders, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] with any questions

Apply for the Steering Committee



Posted on March 10, 2022

ICYMI! Recordings Now Available: Technical Assistance Webinars for AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Funding Opportunity

In case you missed it! Recordings from the first two FY22 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Notice of Funding Opportunity webinars are now available online. Tribes are eligible and encouraged to apply for funding.

Some of the funding opportunity priorities include:

  • Efforts to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,

  • Educational opportunity and economic mobility for communities experiencing persistent unemployment or underemployment, and students exoperienci8ng homelessness or those in foster care,

  • Veterans and Military Families, Caregivers, and Survivors,

  • Environmental stewardship and climate change.

For questions, contact [email protected].

View the recordings here.

Application Deadline: May 4, 2022



Posted on March 10, 2022

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) for Tribal Nations Funding Opportunity

Tribes and other Tribal public health authorities have faced difficulties in receiving real time infectious disease case reports from outside entities. Such delays affect how quickly a Tribe can respond and ensure a swift investigation in their communities. As sovereign governments, Tribal nations have inherent public health authority which bestows upon them the legal authority to receive case reports on conditions of interest to them. Electronic case reporting (eCR) is the automated, real-time exchange of case report information between electronic health records (EHRs) and public health agencies. Learn more about eCR and the benefits here.

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is offering a funding opportunity to eligible applicants with public health authority (Tribal Nations, Tribal Organizations, Tribal Consortia, Tribal Epidemiology Centers) to begin the implementation process of eCR directly to the Tribal public health authority. NIHB anticipates funding two high-quality proposals from Tribes or Tribal organizations for up to $350,000 each.

Applications Deadline: March 17, 2022

Apply for the Funding

Access the Pre-application Webinar Recording and Slides



Posted on March 10, 2022

Tribal Infection Control Scholarship Opportunity

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is excited to provide the opportunity to assist Tribal Infection Control Officers and Health Officials with completing courses to expand their knowledge of infection control and improve their ability to prevent infections in Tribal communities. NIHB has a scholarship opportunity available for Tribal infection control professionals and healthcare workers to complete online infection control training courses. Scholarship funds can be used for:

Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis

View the application here

For additional information, visit NIHB Project Firstline, or contact Carmen Sanders, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] with any questions



Posted on March 10, 2022

2022 Call for Infectious Disease Steering Committee Applications

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications for up to six (6) Tribal Infectious Disease Planning and Response Steering Committee members to support the optimal health of all American Indian and Alaska Native peoples by developing recommendations for surveillance and prevention and control of infectious diseases.

Steering Committee objectives include:

  • Support the dissemination and uptake of guidance, guidelines, and best practices for the prevention and control of the present and future infectious diseases outbreaks

  • Develop guidance, tools, and a series of best practices that can be used by Tribal health and public health professionals in their local responses to the outbreak

The committee provides education, training, and guidance to Tribal health and public health professionals to strengthen Tribes and Tribal organizations' capacity to address outbreaks and input in developing, adapting, and reviewing video and print materials to improve the prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Committeemembers will receive a $1,500 stipend for their time and service on the committee.

The application deadline is Friday, March 25, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. To download the application and read the full description, click here. For more information, contact Audrianna Marzette at [email protected].

Application Deadline: March 25, 2022 at 11:59PM ET

Download the application here.



Posted on March 03, 2022

Join the NIHB Project Firstline Steering Committee!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications from Tribal infection control professionals and frontline healthcare workers interested in serving on the Tribal Infection Control (TIC) Steering Committee. The TIC Steering Committee will support NIHB’s Project Firstline collaborative by reviewing and advising on infection control materials developed by NIHB. The steering committee has an important role in developing and implementing infection control projects as they provide feedback and recommendations based on their experience and expertise in infection control. The purpose of the project is to provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training and technical assistance to Tribal Health Officials and Tribal Health Systems.

Contact Carmen Sanders, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] with any questions

Apply for the Steering Committee



Posted on March 03, 2022

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) for Tribal Nations Funding Opportunity

Tribes and other Tribal public health authorities have faced difficulties in receiving real time infectious disease case reports from outside entities. Such delays affect how quickly a Tribe can respond and ensure a swift investigation in their communities. As sovereign governments, Tribal nations have inherent public health authority which bestows upon them the legal authority to receive case reports on conditions of interest to them. Electronic case reporting (eCR) is the automated, real-time exchange of case report information between electronic health records (EHRs) and public health agencies. Learn more about eCR and the benefits here.

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is offering a funding opportunity to eligible applicants with public health authority (Tribal Nations, Tribal Organizations, TribalConsortia, Tribal Epidemiology Centers) to begin the implementation process of eCR directly to the Tribal public health authority. NIHB anticipates funding two high-quality proposals from Tribes or Tribal organizations for up to $350,000 each.

Applications Deadline: March 17, 2022

Apply for the Funding

Access the Pre-application Webinar Recording and Slides



Posted on March 03, 2022

Tribal Infection Control Scholarship Opportunity

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is excited to provide the opportunity to assist Tribal Infection Control Officers and Health Officials with completing courses to expand their knowledge of infection control and improve their ability to prevent infections in Tribal communities. NIHB has a scholarship opportunity available for Tribal infection control professionals and healthcare workers to complete online infection control training courses. Scholarship funds can be used for:

Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis

View the application here

For additional information, visit NIHB Project Firstline, or contact Carmen Sanders, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] with any questions



Posted on February 24, 2022

Tribal Advisory Committee Openings

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) provides support and policy expertise to Tribal Advisory Committees, which are established to enhance the government-to-government relationship, honor federal trust responsibilities and obligations to Tribes and American Indian and Alaska Native people, and increase understanding between federally-recognized Tribes and federal agencies.

Download the full detailed listing here.



Posted on February 24, 2022

Tell us About Your Experience Ordering COVID-19 Tests!

Did you order at-home COVID-19 tests from www.covidtests.gov? The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is conducting a survey to learn about Tribal citizens' experiences ordering at-home COVID-19 tests.

If you ordered your set of four free at-home COVID-19 tests from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), please consider filling out this survey.

For any questions, contact Darby Galligher, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs, at [email protected].



Posted on February 24, 2022

2022 Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community Grant Now Open!

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications for our Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community Grant!

The grant will provide up to $15,000 to six Tribes and/or Tribal health organizations. Each awarded entity must use a community-tailored approach to create and facilitate peer learning communities to scale up and strengthenlocal preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks. This grant aims to assist with professional development and capacity building of the existing public health workforce to respond to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to increasing capacity, awardees may use funds to implement training activities that improve overall community health and healthcare professionals' ability to prevent and control outbreaks.

Apply here.

For questions about the Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community grant application process, contact Audrianna Marzette, Public Health Program Coordinator at [email protected].



Posted on February 24, 2022

Building Capacity for Tribal Infection Control Grants

Deadline: Thursday, February 24, 2022

The application deadline has been extended for National Indian Health Board (NIHB) subawardee funding to assist Tribal organizations and/or Tribal health systems with developing and implementing training and capacity building assistance programs. Selected applicants will receive up to $50,000 in funding. The Project Firstline: Building Capacity for Tribal Infection Control sub-award funding through NIHB, with funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can assist Tribes in creating training resources to raise the capacity of Tribal infection control professionals and healthcare providers in Tribal health systems.

Tribal organizations interested in setting up a Tribal infection control peer learning community may apply for the funding here.

For more information visit NIHB Project Firstline.



Posted on February 24, 2022

Join Our Team! The National Indian Health Board is Hiring!

The National Indian Health Board is seeking qualified candidates for entry to senior executive level positions available in operations, administration, communications, public health, Congressional relations, policy, and federal relations. Full-time, salaried positions in Washington, DC. Job descriptions available here.



Posted on February 24, 2022

Tribal Infection Control Scholarship Opportunity

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is excited to provide the opportunity to assist Tribal Infection Control Officers and Health Officials with completing courses to expand their knowledge of infection control and improve their ability to prevent infections in Tribal communities. NIHB has a scholarship opportunity available for Tribal infection control professionals and healthcare workers to complete online infection control training courses. Scholarship funds can be used for:

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. For additional information visit NIHB Project Firstline or contact Carmen Sanders, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs, at [email protected]



Posted on February 24, 2022

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) for Tribal Nations Funding Opportunity and Pre-Application Webinar

Applications Due: Thursday, March 17, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

Pre-application Webinar: Monday, February 28, 2:00 PM ET

Tribes and other Tribal public health authorities have faced difficulties in receiving real time infectious disease case reports from outside entities. Such delays affect how quickly a Tribe can respond and ensure a swift investigation in their communities. As sovereign governments, Tribal Nations have inherent public health authority which bestows upon them the legal authority to receive case reports on conditions of interest to them. Electronic case reporting (eCR) is the automated, real-time exchange of case report information between electronic health records (EHRs) and public health agencies. Learn more about eCR and the benefits here.

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is offering a funding opportunity to eligible applicants with public health authority (Tribal Nations, Tribal Organizations, Tribal Consortia, Tribal Epidemiology Centers) to begin the implementation process of eCR directly to the Tribal public health authority. NIHB anticipates funding two high-quality proposals from Tribes or Tribal organizations for up to $350,000 each.

Download the full Request for Applications here.

Register to attend the Pre-Application Webinar (optional) on Monday, February 28, 2022, 2:00 PM ET here.



Posted on February 24, 2022

Join the NIHB Project Firstline Steering Committee!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications from Tribal infection control professionals and frontline healthcare workers interested in serving on the Tribal Infection Control (TIC) Steering Committee.

The TIC Steering Committee will support NIHB’s Project Firstline collaborative by reviewing and advising on infection control materials developed by NIHB. The steering committee has an important role in developing and implementing infection control projects as they provide feedback and recommendations based on their experience and expertise in infection control.

The purpose of the project is to provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training and technical assistance to Tribal Health Officials and Tribal Health Systems.

For more information contact Carmen Sanders, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected].

View application here.



Posted on February 17, 2022

Tribal Advisory Committee Openings

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) provides support and policy expertise to Tribal Advisory Committees, which are established to enhance thegovernment-to-government relationship, honor federal trust responsibilities and obligations to Tribes and American Indian and Alaska Native people, and increase understanding between federally-recognized Tribes and federal agencies.

Download the full detailed listing here.



Posted on February 17, 2022

Inviting Tribal Health Directors to Join PHICCS II Pilot!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Tribal health directors from entities of varying sizes and locations to pilot the revised Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS) instrument. NIHB will be hosting the pilot over February 2022. As an incentive, if you participate in the pilot phase of PHICCS II, you will not need to complete the scan again during the launch period. You will also receive any incentives that will be provided to participants during the launch period. We ask that pilot sites:

  • Commit to attending a virtual pre-pilot meeting,

  • Complete the test scan within a one-month period (approximately February 14 to March 11, 2022), and

  • Participate in a brief 30-minute follow up phone call with NIHB to discuss your feedback on the instrument and process.

Email Nina Martin, Program Manager, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] to indicate your interest.



Posted on February 17, 2022

Tell us About Your Experience Ordering COVID-19 Tests!

Did you order at-home COVID-19 tests from www.covidtests.gov? The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is conducting a survey to learn about Tribal citizens' experiences ordering at-home COVID-19 tests.

If you ordered your set of four free at-home COVID-19 tests from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), please consider filling out this survey.

For any questions, contact Darby Galligher, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs, at [email protected].



Posted on February 17, 2022

2022 Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community Grant Now Open!

Anticipated Award Amount: $15,000

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is excited to announce we are accepting applications for our Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community Grant!

The grant will provide up to $15,000 to six Tribes and/or Tribal health organizations. Each awarded entity must use a community-tailored approach to create and facilitate peer learning communities to scale up and strengthen local preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks. This grant aims to assist with professional development and capacity building of the existing public health workforce to respond to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to increasing capacity, awardees may use funds to implement training activities that improve overall community health and healthcare professionals' ability to prevent and control outbreaks.

Apply here.

For questions about the Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community grant application process, contact Audrianna Marzette, Public Health Program Coordinator at [email protected].



Posted on February 17, 2022

Join Our Team! The National Indian Health Board is Hiring!

The National Indian Health Board is seeking qualified candidates for entry to senior executive level positions available in operations, administration, communications, public health, Congressional relations, policy, and federal relations. Full-time, salaried positions in Washington, DC. Job descriptions available here.



Posted on February 17, 2022

Join the NIHB Project Firstline Steering Committee!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications from Tribal infection control professionals and frontline healthcare workers interested in serving on the Tribal Infection Control (TIC) Steering Committee. The TIC Steering Committee will support NIHB’s Project Firstline collaborative by reviewing and advising on infection control materials developed by NIHB. The steering committee has an important role in developing and implementing infection control projects as they provide feedback and recommendations based on their experience and expertise in infection control.

The purpose of the project is to provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training and technical assistance to Tribal Health Officials and Tribal Health Systems.

For more information contact Carmen Sanders, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected].

View application here.



Posted on February 17, 2022

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) for Tribal Nations Funding Opportunity

Applications Due: Thursday, March 17, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

Pre-application Webinar: Monday, February 28, 2:00 PM ET

Tribes and other Tribal public health authorities have faced difficulties in receiving real time infectious disease case reports from outside entities. Such delays affect how quickly a Tribe can respond and ensure a swift investigation in their communities. As sovereign governments, Tribal Nations have inherent public health authority which bestows upon them the legal authority to receive case reports on conditions of interest to them. eCR is the automated, realtime exchange of case report information between electronic health records (EHRs) and public health agencies. Learn more about eCR and the benefits here.

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is offering a funding opportunity to eligible applicants with public health authority (Tribal Nations, Tribal Organizations, Tribal Consortia, Tribal Epidemiology Centers) to begin the implementation process of electronic case reporting (eCR) directly to the Tribal public health authority. NIHB anticipates funding 2 high-quality proposals from Tribes or Tribal organizations for $250,000 each.

Download the full Request for Applications here.

Register to attend the Pre-Application Webinar (optional) on Monday, February 28, 2022, 2:00 PM ET here.



Posted on February 17, 2022

Applications Now Open to Pilot a Tribal Tool to Aide COVID-19 Epidemiological Investigations

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications for a GIS pilot project designed to support Tribal environmental health programs carrying out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, and other COVID-19 preparedness and response activities. Tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs), Tribal Health Departments, or Tribal environmental health programs awarded the grant will be required to pilot a prototype application that contains a set of geospatially enabled community contact tracing and reporting tools and identify opportunities and challenges for improving the tool to support system-wide efforts.

To apply for this funding opportunity, submit an application to Brett Weber, Program Manager, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] by Friday, February 25, 2022, 11:59 PM ET. Download the application here. View the recorded webinar providing an overview of the GIS tool here.



Posted on February 17, 2022

Building Capacity for Tribal Infection Control Grants

Deadline: Thursday, February 24, 2022

The application deadline has been extended for National Indian Health Board (NIHB) subawardee funding to assist Tribal organizations and/or Tribal health systems with developing and implementing training and capacity building assistance programs. Selected applicants will receive up to $50,000 in funding. The Project Firstline: Building Capacity for Tribal Infection Control sub-award funding through NIHB can assist Tribes in creating training resources to raise the capacity of Tribal infection control professionals and healthcare providers in Tribal health systems.

Tribal organizations interested in setting up a Tribal infection control peer learning community may apply for the funding here.

For more information visit NIHB Project Firstline.



Posted on February 17, 2022

CDC’s Population Health Training in Place Program Now Open!

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

Tribal public health department leaders are eligible to apply for this workforce development program established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015. The Population Health Training in Place Program (PH-TIPP) is a professional development opportunity for full-time employees working in public, private, and academic organizations. During this one-year opportunity, participants will hone their skills in program evaluation, policy analysis and development, program administration, grant proposal evaluation and development, and population health improvement. Participants will add value to their organizations by learning to design, launch, and assess health improvement programs to positively impact health outcomes.

For questions, contact [email protected].

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022. Learn more here.



Posted on February 17, 2022

Call for National Tribal Public Health Summit Presenter Abstracts

Deadline: February 28, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Tribal public health practitioners, researchers, and community-based service providers to submit presenter abstracts to the National Tribal Public Health Summit 2022 (TPHS 2022) being held virtually May 9-12, 2022.

NIHB encourages workshop and roundtable breakout session presentations highlighting emerging, promising, best, and evidenced-based practices developed by Tribes for Tribes. Please consider submitting an abstract proposal in one of the six summit topic areas:

  • COVID-19 and Vaccines

  • Tribal Public Health Infrastructure, Policy, and Systems

  • Climate Change and Environmental Health

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Decolonizing Public Health

Read more and submit your abstracts here.



Posted on February 10, 2022

Tribal Advisory Committee Openings

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) provides support and policy expertise to Tribal Advisory Committees, which are established to enhance the government-to-government relationship, honor Federal trust responsibilities and obligations to Tribes and American Indian and Alaska Native people, and increase understanding between federally-recognized Tribes and federal agencies.

Download the full detailed listing here.



Posted on February 10, 2022

Join the NIHB Project Firstline Steering Committee!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) isaccepting applications for Tribal infection control professionals interested in serving on the Tribal Infection Control (TIC) Steering Committee. The TIC Steering Committee will support NIHB’s Project Firstline collaborative by reviewing and advising on infection control materials developed by NIHB. The Steering Committee has an important role in developing and implementing infection control projects as they provide feedback and recommendations based on their experience and expertise in infection control.

Project Firstline is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the purpose of the project is to provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training and technical assistance to Tribal Health Officials and Tribal Health Systems.

For more information contact Carmen Sanders, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected].

The application can be found here.



Posted on February 10, 2022

Applications Now Open to Pilot a Tribal Tool to Aide COVID-19 Epidemiological Investigations

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications for a GIS pilot project designed to support Tribal environmental health programs carrying out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, and other COVID-19 preparedness and response activities. Tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs), Tribal Health Departments, or Tribal environmental health programs awarded the grant will be required to pilot a prototype application that contains a set of geospatially enabled community contact tracing and reporting tools and identify opportunities and challenges for improving the tool to support system-wide efforts.

To apply for this funding opportunity, submit an application to Brett Weber, Program Manager, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] by Friday, February 25, 2022, 11:59 PM ET. To download the application, click here.



Posted on February 10, 2022

NW NARCH Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Application Now Available!

Application Deadline: March 25, 2022

The Northwest Native American Research Center for Health (NW NARCH) recently made applications for their Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program available! The overall goal of the Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality and improve cancer survival in Tribal communities through the efforts of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) researchers. This fellowship program offers training and mentorship to prepare researchers to design and implement cancer-related research projects within AI/AN communities. Costs associated with the training, including travel, will be covered.

The application is open to AI/AN graduate students and researchers with a demonstrated interest in cancer prevention and control. Accepted fellows will:

  • Attend a two-week virtual training in June 2022 and one week follow-up training in the fall (virtual training sessions will be provided if the COVID-19 pandemic persists)

  • Receive peer and career mentorship to develop and implement cancer control projects

  • Be eligible for paid internships

  • Be connected to a network of experts in cancer control and prevention in Indian Country

For more information contact Ashley Thomas at [email protected].

Applications are due March 25, 2022. View the application here.



Posted on February 10, 2022

Tell us About Your Experience Ordering COVID-19 Tests!

Did you order at-home COVID-19 tests from www.covidtests.gov? The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is conducting a survey to learn about Tribal citizens' experiences ordering at-home COVID-19 tests.

If you ordered your set of four free at-home COVID-19 tests from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), please consider filling out this survey.

For any questions, contact Darby Galligher, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs, at [email protected].



Posted on February 10, 2022

CDC’s Population Health Training in Place Program Now Open!

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

Tribal public health department leaders are eligible toapply for this workforce development program established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015. The Population Health Training in Place Program (PH-TIPP) is a professional development opportunity for full-time employees working in public, private, and academic organizations. During this one-year opportunity, participants will hone their skills in program evaluation, policy analysis and development, program administration, grant proposal evaluation and development, and population health improvement. Participants will add value to their organizations by learning to design, launch, and assess health improvement programs to positively impact health outcomes.

For questions, contact [email protected].

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022. Learn more here.



Posted on February 10, 2022

Call for National Tribal Public Health Summit Presenter Abstracts

Deadline: February 28, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Tribal public health practitioners, researchers, and community-based service providers to submit presenter abstracts to the National Tribal Public Health Summit 2022 (TPHS 2022) being held virtually May 9-12, 2022.

NIHB encourages workshop and roundtable breakout session presentations highlighting emerging, promising, best, and evidenced-based practices developed by Tribes for Tribes. Please consider submitting an abstract proposal in one of the six summit topic areas:

  • COVID-19 and Vaccines

  • Tribal Public Health Infrastructure, Policy, and Systems

  • Climate Change and Environmental Health

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Decolonizing Public Health

Read more and submit your abstracts here.



Posted on February 10, 2022

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Applications Now Available

Application Deadline: March 6, 2022

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications for their Youth Preparedness Council. The Youth Preparedness Council was created to bring together youth who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness. The one-year program will give Native youth the opportunity to meet peers, build leadership skills, serve their communities, and participate in an annual summit where they will be able to share their perspectives, feedback, and opinions with FEMA leaders and staff. The council is currently virtual, and there are no in-person requirements for council members. Applications are due by midnight on March 6, 2022.

To learn more about the Youth Preparedness Council, FEMA is hosting an information session on February 17, 2022. Register here.

Apply here.



Posted on February 10, 2022

Inviting Tribal Health Directors to Join PHICCS II Pilot!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Tribal health directors from entities of varying sizes and locations to pilot the revised Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS) instrument. NIHB will be hosting the pilot over February 2022. As an incentive, if you participate in the pilot phase of PHICCS II, you will not need to complete the scan again during the launch period. You will also receive any incentives that will be provided to participants during the launch period. We ask that pilot sites:

  • Commit to attending a virtual pre-pilot meeting,

  • Complete the test scan within a one-month period (approximately February 14 to March 11, 2022), and

  • Participate in a brief 30-minute follow up phone call with NIHB to discuss your feedback on the instrument and process.

Email Nina Martin, Program Manager, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] to indicate your interest.



Posted on February 10, 2022

Building Capacity for Tribal Infection Control Grants

Deadline: Thursday, February 24, 2022

The application deadline has been extended for National Indian Health Board (NIHB) subawardee funding to assist Tribal organizations and/or Tribal health systems with developing and implementing training and capacity building assistance programs. Selected applicants will receive up to $50,000 in funding. The Project Firstline: Building Capacity for Tribal Infection Control sub-award funding through NIHB, with funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can assist Tribes in creating training resources to raise the capacity of Tribal infection control professionals and healthcare providers in Tribal health systems.

Tribal organizations interested in setting up a Tribal infection control peer learning community may apply for the funding here.

For more information visit NIHB Project Firstline.



Posted on February 10, 2022

2022 Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community Grant Now Open!

Award Amount: $15,000

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is excited to announce we are accepting applications for our Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community Grant!

The grant will provide up to $15,000 to six Tribes and/or Tribal health organizations. Each awarded entity must use a community-tailored approach to create and facilitate peer learning communities to scale up and strengthen local preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks. This grant aims to assist with professional development and capacity building of the existing publichealth workforce to respond to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to increasing capacity, awardees may use funds to implement training activities that improve overall community health and healthcare professionals' ability to prevent and control outbreaks.

Apply here.

For questions about the Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community grant application process, contact Audrianna Marzette, Public Health Program Coordinator at [email protected].



Posted on February 10, 2022

Join Our Team! The National Indian Health Board is Hiring!

The National Indian Health Board is seeking qualified candidates for entry to senior executive level positions available in operations, administration, communications, public health, Congressional relations, policy, and federal relations. Full-time, salaried positions in Washington, DC. Job descriptions available here.



Posted on February 03, 2022

Call for National Tribal Public Health Summit Presenter Abstracts

Deadline: February 14, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Tribal public health practitioners, researchers, and community-based service providers to submit presenter abstracts to the National Tribal Public Health Summit 2022 (TPHS) being held virtually May 9-12, 2022.

NIHB encourages workshop and roundtable breakout session presentations highlighting emerging, promising, best, and evidenced-based practices developed by Tribes for Tribes. Please consider submitting an abstract proposal in one of the five summit topic areas:

  • COVID-19 and Vaccines

  • Tribal Public Health Infrastructure, Policy, and Systems

  • Climate Change and Environmental Health

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Mental and Behavioral Health

Read more and submit your abstracts here.



Posted on February 03, 2022

CDC’s Population Health Training in Place Program Now Open!

Established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015, the Population Health Training in Place Program (PH-TIPP) is a professional development opportunity for full-time employees working in public, private, and academic organizations. During this one-year opportunity, participants will hone their skills in program evaluation, policy analysis and development, program administration, grant proposal evaluation and development, and population health improvement. Participants will add value to their organizations by learning to design, launch, and assess health improvement programs to positively impact health outcomes. Tribal public health department leaders are eligible to apply.

For questions, contact [email protected].

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022. Learn more here.



Posted on February 03, 2022

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Applications Now Available

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications for their Youth Preparedness Council. The Youth Preparedness Council was created to bring together youth who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness. The one-year program will give Native youth the opportunity to meet peers, buildleadership skills, serve their communities, and participate in an annual summit where they will be able to share their perspectives, feedback, and opinions with FEMA leaders and staff. The council is currently virtual, and there are no in-person requirements for council members. Applications are due by midnight on March 6, 2022.

To learn more about the Youth Preparedness Council, FEMA is hosting an information session on February 17, 2022. Register here.

Apply here.



Posted on February 03, 2022

2022 Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community Grant Now Open!

Award Amount: $15,000

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is excited to announce we are accepting applications for our Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community Grant!

The grant will provide up to $15,000 to six Tribes and/or Tribal health organizations. Each awarded entity must use a community-tailored approach to create and facilitate peer learning communities to scale up and strengthen local preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks. This grant aims to assist with professional development and capacity building of the existing public health workforce to respond to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to increasing capacity, awardees may use funds to implement training activities that improve overall community health and healthcare professionals' ability to prevent and control outbreaks.

Apply here.

Interested applicants may participate in an optional informational call on Thursday, February 3, 2022, from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET. Register in advance for the informational call here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the call. For questions about the Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community grant application process, contact Audrianna Marzette, Public Health Program Coordinator at [email protected].



Posted on February 03, 2022

Applications Now Open to Pilot a Tribal Tool to Aide COVID-19 Epidemiological Investigations

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications for a GIS pilot project designed to support Tribal environmental health programs carrying out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, and other COVID-19 preparedness and response activities. Tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs), Tribal Health Departments, or Tribal environmental health programs awarded the grant will be required to pilot a prototype application that contains a set of geospatially enabled community contact tracing and reporting tools and identify opportunities and challenges for improving the tool to support system-wide efforts.

To apply for this funding opportunity, submit an application to Brett Weber, Program Manager, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] by Friday, February 25, 2022, 11:59 PM ET. To download the application, click here.



Posted on February 03, 2022

NW NARCH Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Application Now Available!

The Northwest Native American Research Center for Health (NW NARCH) recentlymade applications for their Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program available! The overall goal of the Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality and improve cancer survival in Tribal communities through the efforts of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) researchers. This fellowship program offers training and mentorship to prepare researchers to design and implement cancer-related research projects within AI/AN communities. Costs associated with the training, including travel, will be covered.

The application is open to AI/AN graduate students and researchers with a demonstrated interest in cancer prevention and control.

Accepted fellows will:

  • Attend a two-week virtual training in June 2022 and one week follow-up training in the fall (virtual training sessions will be provided if the COVID-19 pandemic persists)

  • Receive peer and career mentorship to develop and implement cancer control projects

  • Be eligible for paid internships

  • Be connected to a network of experts in cancer control and prevention in Indian Country

For more information contact Ashley Thomas at [email protected]. Applications are due March 25, 2022. View the application here.



Posted on February 03, 2022

Building Capacity for Tribal Infection Control Grants

Deadline: Thursday, February 24, 2022

The application deadline has been extended for National Indian Health Board (NIHB) subawardee funding to assist Tribal organizations and/or Tribal health systems with developing and implementing training and capacity building assistance programs. Selected applicants will receive up to $50,000 in funding. The Project Firstline: Building Capacity for Tribal Infection Control sub-award funding through NIHB, with funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can assist Tribes in creating training resources to raise the capacity of Tribal infection control professionals and healthcare providers in Tribal health systems.

Tribal organizations interested in setting up a Tribal infection control peer learning community may apply for the funding here.

For more information visit NIHB Project Firstline.



Posted on February 03, 2022

Applications Open for Indigenous Public Health Leadership Program

Deadline: February 21, 2022

The National Network of Public Health Institutes/ Seven Directions is now accepting applications for its Indigenous Public Health Leadership Program, a 6-month leadership training institute for emerging public health leaders working within a Tribal health department or in Indian Health Service/Tribal/Urban (I/T/U) healthcare facilities serving American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.

The program is 6-months long (March-August 2022) and provides training in core public health competencies with a focus on key issues impacting Tribal communities, including mental health and resilience, emergency preparedness, and increased communication and collaboration amongst stakeholders. After completing of 2-3 hours of self-guided training, fellows will meet monthly for virtual sessions focused on collaborative learning and relationship building.

The deadline for application submission is February 21, 2022, at 5PM EST. Questions may be directed to [email protected].

Apply online here.



Posted on February 03, 2022

Join the NIHB Project Firstline Steering Committee!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications for Tribal infection control professionals interested in serving on the Tribal Infection Control (TIC) Steering Committee. The TIC Steering Committee will support NIHB’s Project Firstline collaborative by reviewing and advising on infection control materials developed by NIHB. The Steering Committee has an important role in developing and implementing infection control projects as they provide feedback and recommendations based on their experience and expertise in infection control.

Project Firstline is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the purpose of the project is to provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training and technical assistance to Tribal Health Officials and Tribal Health Systems.

For more information contact Carmen Sanders, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected].

The application can be found here.



Posted on February 03, 2022

Inviting Tribal Health Directors to Join PHICCS II Pilot!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Tribal health directors from entities of varying sizes and locations to pilot the revised Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS) instrument. NIHB will be hosting the pilot over February 2022. As an incentive, if you participate in the pilot phase of PHICCS II, you will not need to complete the scan again during the launch period. You will also receive any incentives that will be provided to participants during the launch period. We ask that pilot sites:

  • Commit to attending a virtual pre-pilot meeting,

  • Complete the test scan within a one-month period (approximately February 7 to March 4, 2022), and

  • Participate in a brief 30-minute follow up phone call with NIHB to discuss your feedback on the instrument and process.

Email Nina Martin, Program Manager, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] to indicate your interest.



Posted on February 03, 2022

EPA Announces $20 Million Grant Opportunity for Air Monitoring with $2 Million Tribal Set Aside

Deadline: March 25, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $20 million funding opportunity to support community air quality monitoring. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Air pollution is a leading cause of many poor health outcomes including lung cancer, asthma, and heart attacks. According to the National Tribal Air Association, 85 Tribes operated air quality monitoring programs in 2021, and over 400 major sources of air pollution were present across Indian Country.

Read more here.



Posted on February 03, 2022

NIHB Requesting Proposals for Policy Center Podcast Project

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is requesting proposals from communications consultants or firms to produce podcasts for a new NIHB project. To further enhance how we reach our audience, the NIHB Policy Center is launching a six-episode podcast series about Medicare and Medicaid issues. Each episode will discuss a facet of Medicare and Medicaid policy and will feature a guest that can further elaborate on how these policies have impacted their Tribal community.

Submission Responses to the request for proposals (RFP) should be submitted via e-mail to Christopher Chavis, Policy Center Director at [email protected] by February 9, 2022, 11:59 PM ET. The subject line should include “Company Name NIHB Policy Center Podcast Proposal” and the email should include:

  • History of communications consultant or firm

  • Team members (if applicable)

  • Projected budget

  • Three audio samples

  • Three professional references

Read more about the RFP here.



Posted on February 03, 2022

NACCHO Announces 2022 Vector Control Mentorship Program

Deadline: February 7, 2022

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Vector Control Collaborative (VCC) to match local vector control programs with demonstrated expertise in ten capabilities with vector control programs currently looking for guidance, tools and resources, and recommendations to build program capability.

Selected programs will be awarded up to $10,000 in grant funding. NACCHO will issue four awards for the 2022 VCC cohort, with a goal of creating two mentor-mentee pairs.

Participants in the 2022 VCC cohort will be provided with a mentor who will visit their local program to provide on-site technical assistance in vector surveillance and control (all travel is subject to local or federal COVID-19 safety procedures). Selected programs will also be awarded funds to visit their mentor’s site and shadow their program.

Read more here.



Posted on February 03, 2022

Join Our Team! The National Indian Health Board is Hiring!

The National Indian Health Board is seeking qualified candidates for entry to senior executive level positions available in operations, administration, communications, public health, Congressional relations, policy, and federal relations. Full-time, salaried positions in Washington, DC. Job descriptions available here.



Posted on January 27, 2022

EPA Announces $20 Million Grant Opportunity for Air Monitoring with $2 Million Tribal Set Aside

Deadline: March 25, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $20 million funding opportunity to support community air quality monitoring. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Air pollution is a leading cause of many poor health outcomes including lung cancer, asthma, and heart attacks. According to the National Tribal Air Association, 85 Tribes operated air quality monitoring programs in 2021, and over 400 major sources of air pollution were present across Indian Country.

Read more here.



Posted on January 27, 2022

NACCHO Announces 2022 Vector Control Mentorship Program

Deadline: February 7, 2022

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Vector Control Collaborative (VCC) to match local vector control programs with demonstrated expertise in ten capabilities with vector control programs currently looking for guidance, tools and resources, and recommendations to build program capability.

Selected programs will be awarded up to $10,000 in grant funding. NACCHO will issue four awards for the 2022 VCC cohort, with a goal of creating two mentor-mentee pairs.

Participants in the 2022 VCC cohort will be provided with a mentor who will visit their local program to provide on-site technical assistance in vector surveillance and control (all travel is subject to local or federal COVID-19 safety procedures). Selected programs will also be awarded funds to visit their mentor’s site and shadow their program.

Read more here.



Posted on January 27, 2022

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program Application

Deadline Extended: February 3, 2022, 7:30 PM ET

On November 24, 2021, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a Dear Tribal Leader Letter (DTLL) announcing that applications for HRSA’s National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) are now open. As a reminder, HRSA is once again dedicating $15 million to clinicians serving at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, TriballyOperated 638 Health Programs, and Urban Indian Health Programs (ITU’s). The deadline for NHSC LRP applications is February 3, 2022, by 7:30 PM ET.

For additional information, please review the NHSC LRP Application Checklist which is a guide through the application and a Comparison Graphic that aids in choosing which of the three programs is suitable for applicants. Read the DTLL here.



Posted on January 27, 2022

IHS Scholarship Application Open for Health Professional Education Programs

Deadline: February 28, 2022

The Indian Health Service (IHS) released the scholarship application for several health professional areas, including preparatory, pre-graduate, and graduate programs.

Environmental health, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and social work are some of the professional areas highlighted by IHS as eligible for the scholarship. Read the IHS comparison chart for more information.

According to a presentation on the scholarship, the program provides qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students an opportunity to establish an educational foundation for each stage of their preprofessional careers. The scholarship program provides financial support in exchange for a minimum two-year service commitment within an Indian health program in the chosen health professional discipline.

Read more, including how to apply, here.



Posted on January 27, 2022

Inviting Tribal Health Directors to Join PHICCS II Pilot!

We are inviting Tribal health directors from entities of varying sizes and locations to pilot the revised Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS) instrument. NIHB will be hosting the pilot over February 2022. As an incentive, if you participate in the pilot phase of PHICCS II, you will not need to complete the scan again during the launch period. You will also receive any incentives that will be provided to participants during the launch period. We ask that pilot sites:

  • Commit to attending a virtual pre-pilot meeting,

  • Complete the test scan within a one-month period (approximately February 7 to March 4, 2022), and

  • Participate in a brief 30-minute follow up phone call with NIHB to discuss your feedback on the instrument and process.

Email Nina Martin, Program Manager, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] to indicate your interest.



Posted on January 27, 2022

Building Capacity for Tribal Infection Control Grants

Deadline: Thursday, February 24, 2022

The application deadline has been extended for National Indian Health Board (NIHB) subawardee $50,000 funding to assist Tribal organizations and/or Tribal health systems with developing and implementing training and capacity building assistance programs. The Project Firstline: Building Capacity for Tribal Infection Control sub-award funding through NIHB, with funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can assist Tribes in creating training resources to raise the capacity of Tribal infection control professionals and healthcare providers in Tribal health systems.

Tribal organizations interested in setting up a Tribal infection control peer learning community may apply for the funding here.

For more information visit NIHB Project Firstline.



Posted on January 27, 2022

Applications Now Open to Pilot a Tribal Tool to Aide COVID-19 Epidemiological Investigations

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is accepting applications for a GIS pilot project designed to support Tribal environmental health programs carrying out surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, and other COVID-19 preparedness and response activities. Tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs), Tribal Health Departments, or Tribal environmental health programs awarded the grant will be required to pilot a prototype application that contains a set of geospatially enabled community contact tracing and reporting tools and identify opportunities and challenges for improving the tool to support system-wide efforts.

To apply for this funding opportunity, submit an application to Brett Weber, Program Manager, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] no later than Friday, February 25, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET. To download the application, click here.



Posted on January 27, 2022

FAO Announces E-consultation for Data Collection Report

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently announced e-consultation opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) and other Indigenous peoples. These econsultations give the opportunity to include Indigenous perspectives in the High-Level Panel of Experts on Nutrition and Food Security (HLPE) report on data collection and analysis tools for food security and nutrition.

To contribute to the e-consultation, follow these steps:

  • Go to the e-consultation webpage and read the eight guiding questions for comments

  • Open the draft V0 of the report

  • Register as a member or log in if you already are a member. Your registration will be approved by a moderator

  • Submit your comments replying to the eight guiding questions directly on the webpage or on uploading a document

The deadline to contribute is Wednesday, February 2, 2022. For any questions, contact [email protected].



Posted on January 27, 2022

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Applications Now Available

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications for their Youth Preparedness Council. The Youth Preparedness Council was created to bring together youth who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness. The one-year program will give Native youth the opportunity to meet peers, build leadership skills, serve their communities, and participate in an annual summit where they will be able to share their perspectives, feedback, and opinions with FEMA leaders and staff. The council is currently virtual, and there are no in-person requirements for council members. Applications are due by midnight on March 6, 2022.

To learn more about the Youth Preparedness Council, FEMA is hosting an information session on February 17, 2022. Register here.

Apply here.



Posted on January 27, 2022

Applications Open for Indigenous Public Health Leadership Program

Deadline: February 21, 2022

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is recruiting applicants for its inaugural Indigenous Public Health Leadership Program. This six-month course is designed for emerging Tribal public health leaders and professionals, and will cover a breadth of topics ranging from COVID-19, mental and behavioral health, emergency preparedness, and partnerships. Participants will gain skills and knowledge to support their Tribal public health capacity through tailored discussions, peer learning, and formal e-learning assignments.

NNPHI is hosting an informational webinar on January 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. Applications are due by February 21, 2022. Read more here.



Posted on January 27, 2022

2022 Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community Grant Now Open!

Award Amount: $15,000

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is excited to announce we are accepting applications for our Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community Grant!

The grant will provide up to $15,000 to six Tribes and/or Tribal health organizations. Each awarded entity must use a community-tailored approach to create and facilitate peer learning communities to scale up and strengthen local preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks. This grant aims to assist with professional development and capacity building of the existing public health workforce to respond to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to increasing capacity, awardees may use funds to implement training activities that improve overall community health and healthcare professionals' ability to prevent and control outbreaks.

Apply here.

Interested applicants may participate in an optional informational call on Thursday, February 3, 2022, from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET. Register in advance for the informational call here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the call. For questions about the Infectious Disease Peer Learning Community grant application process, contact Audrianna Marzette, Public Health Program Coordinator at [email protected].



Posted on January 27, 2022

NIHB Requesting Proposals for Policy Center Podcast Project

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is requesting proposals from communications consultants or firms to produce podcasts for a new NIHB project. To further enhance how we reach our audience, the NIHB Policy Center is launching a six-episode podcast series about Medicare and Medicaid issues. Each episode will discuss a facet of Medicare and Medicaid policy and will feature a guest that can further elaborate on how these policies have impacted their Tribal community.

Submission Responses to the request for proposals (RFP) should be submitted via e-mail to Christopher Chavis, Policy Center Director at [email protected] by February 9, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. The subject line should include “Company Name NIHB Policy Center Podcast Proposal” and the email should include:

  • History of communications consultant or firm

  • Team members (if applicable)

  • Projected budget

  • Three audio samples

  • Three professional references

Read more about the RFP here.



Posted on January 27, 2022

Join Our Team! The National Indian Health Board is Hiring!

The National Indian Health Board is seeking qualified candidates for entry to senior executive level positions available in operations, administration, communications, public health, Congressional relations, policy, and federal relations. Full-time, salaried positions in Washington, DC. Job descriptions available here.



Posted on January 27, 2022

Call for National Tribal Public Health Summit Presenter Abstracts

Abstracts Deadline: February 14, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Tribal public health practitioners, researchers, and community-based service providers to submit presenter abstracts to the National Tribal Public Health Summit 2022 (TPHS) being held May 10-12, 2022.

NIHB encourages workshop and roundtable breakout session presentations highlighting emerging, promising, best, and evidenced-based practices developed by Tribes for Tribes. Please consider submitting an abstract proposal in one of the five summit topic areas:

  • COVID-19 and Vaccines

  • Tribal Public Health Infrastructure, Policy, and Systems

  • Climate Change and Environmental Health

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Mental and Behavioral Health

Read more and submit your abstracts here.



Posted on January 20, 2022

Vacancy: Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances

Application Deadline: February 3, 2022

The Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances (OTASA). OTASA connects Tribal nations and Tribal-serving organizations to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) programs, and provides funding for building and improving Tribal public health infrastructure. This is an important position for Indian Country as the Director will serve as the official CDC pointof contact and authority for American Indian and Alaska Native public health.

Read more about the position here.

Apply for the position here. External candidates may apply to job announcement HHS-CDC-D1-22-11341153.



Posted on January 20, 2022

HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcement for Entities to Improve Oral Health of Vulnerable, Underserved, or Rural Populations through Predoctoral Training

Applications Deadline: February 7, 2022

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2022 Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, Public Health Dentistry, and Dental Hygiene. The purpose of this program is to enhance predoctoral dental, dental hygiene, and other oral health care trainee’s clinical ability to care for populations and individuals with medically complex health conditions, special and/or behavioral health care needs, and focus on patient-centered care so students gain a better understanding of the social determinants of health, in order to improve the oral health of vulnerable, underserved, and rural populations.

Tribes and Tribal organizations are among the entities eligible to apply provided they can carry out the grants to plan, develop, and operate anapproved professional training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry for dental hygiene students, or dental hygienists, or other approved primary care dental trainees, such as dental therapists, as defined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Entities may be accredited, or in the process of receiving accreditation, or who propose to develop an accredited program, however, the applicant or partner organization(s) must be accredited by the Secretary of Education or by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) by July 1, 2023.

Read more here.



Posted on January 20, 2022

Inviting Tribal Health Directors to Join PHICCS II Pilot!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Tribal health directors from entities of varying sizes and locations to pilot the revised Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS) instrument. NIHB will be hosting the pilot over February 2022. As an incentive, if you participate in the pilot phase of PHICCS II, you will NOT need to complete the scan again during the launch period. You will also receive any incentives that will be provided to participants during the launch period. We ask that pilot sites:

  • Commit to attending a virtual pre-pilot meeting,

  • complete the test scan within a one-month period (approximately February 7 to March 4, 2022), and

  • participate in a brief 30-minute follow up phone call with NIHB to discuss your feedback on the instrument and process.

Contact Nina Martin, Program Manager, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] to indicate your interest.



Posted on January 20, 2022

Join Our Team! The National Indian Health Board is Hiring!

The National Indian Health Board is seeking qualified candidates for entry to senior executive level positions available in operations, administration, communications, public health, Congressional relations, policy, and federal relations. Full-time, salaried positions in Washington, DC. Job descriptions available here.



Posted on January 20, 2022

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program Application

Deadline Extended: February 3, 2022, 7:30 PM ET

On November 24, 2021, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a Dear Tribal Leader Letter announcing that applications for HRSA’s National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) are now open. As a reminder, HRSA is once again dedicating $15 million to clinicians serving at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, Tribally-Operated 638 Health Programs, and Urban Indian Health Programs (ITU’s). The deadline for NHSC LRP applications is February 3, 2022, by 7:30 PM ET.

For additional information, please review the NHSC LRP Application Checklist which is a guide through the application and a Comparison Graphic that aids in choosing which of the three programs is suitable for applicants.

Read the Dear Tribal Leader Letter here.



Posted on January 20, 2022

EPA Announces $20 Million Grant Opportunity for Air Monitoring with $2 Million Tribal Set Aside

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $20 million funding opportunity to support community air quality monitoring. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Air pollution is a leading cause of many poor health outcomes including lung cancer, asthma, and heart attacks. According to the National Tribal Air Association, 85 Tribes operated air quality monitoring programs in 2021, and over 400 major sources of air pollution were present across Indian Country.

Read more here.



Posted on January 20, 2022

Call for National Tribal Public Health Summit Presenter Abstracts

Abstract Deadline: February 14, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Tribal public health practitioners, researchers, and community-based service providers to submit presenter abstracts to the National Tribal Public Health Summit 2022 (TPHS) being held May 10-12, 2022.

NIHB encourages workshop and roundtable breakout session presentations highlighting emerging, promising, best, and evidenced-based practices developed by Tribes for Tribes. Please consider submitting an abstract proposal in one of the five summit topic areas:

  • COVID-19 and Vaccines

  • Tribal Public Health Infrastructure, Policy, and Systems

  • Climate Change and Environmental Health

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Mental and Behavioral Health

Read more and submit your abstracts here.

TPHS 2022 COVID STATEMENT (January 20, 2022): As a national Tribal health and public health-focused organization, the National Indian Health Board is committed to the health and safety of all attendees, speakers, staff and Tribal community members. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and coordinate with Tribal public health and health professionals to provide a safe and educational environment for the TPHS 2022.



Posted on January 13, 2022

Inviting Tribal Health Directors to Join PHICCS II Pilot!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Tribal health directors from entities of varying sizes and locations to pilot the revised Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS) instrument. NIHB will be hosting the pilot over February 2022. As an incentive, if you participate in the pilot phase of PHICCS II, you will NOT need to complete the scan again during the launch period. You will also receive any incentives that will beprovided to participants during the launch period. We ask that pilot sites:

  • Commit to attending a virtual pre-pilot meeting,

  • complete the test scan within a 1-month period (approximately February 7 to March 4, 2022), and

  • Participate in a brief 30-minute follow up phone call with NIHB to discuss your feedback on the instrument and process.

Contact Nina Martin, Program Manager, Public Health Policy and Programs at [email protected] to indicate your interest.



Posted on January 13, 2022

Vacancy: Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances

Application Deadline: February 3, 2022

The Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances (OTASA). OTASA connects Tribal nations and Tribal-serving organizations to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) programs, and provides funding for building and improving Tribal public health infrastructure. This is an important position for Indian Country as the Director will serve as the official CDC pointof contact and authority for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) public health.

Read more about the position here.

Apply for the position here. External candidates may apply to job announcement HHS-CDC-D1-22-11341153.



Posted on January 13, 2022

EPA Announces $20 Million Grant Opportunity for Air Monitoring with $2 Million Tribal Set Aside

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $20 million funding opportunity to support community air quality monitoring. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Air pollution is a leading cause of many poor health outcomes including lung cancer, asthma, and heart attacks. According to the National Tribal Air Association, 85 Tribes operated air quality monitoring programs in 2021, and over 400 major sources of air pollution were present across Indian Country.

Read more here.



Posted on January 13, 2022

Join Our Team! The National Indian Health Board is Hiring!

The National Indian Health Board is seeking qualified candidates for entry to senior executive level positions available in operations, administration, communications, public health, Congressional relations, policy, and federal relations. Full-time, salaried positions in Washington, DC. Job descriptions available here.



Posted on January 13, 2022

HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcement for Entities to Improve Oral Health of Vulnerable, Underserved, or Rural Populations through Predoctoral Training

Applications Deadline: February 7, 2022

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2022 Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, Public Health Dentistry, and Dental Hygiene. The purpose of this program is to enhance predoctoral dental, dental hygiene, and other oral health care trainee’s clinical ability to care for populations and individuals with medically complex health conditions, special and/or behavioral health care needs, and focus on patient-centered care so students gain a better understanding of the social determinants of health, in order to improve the oral health of vulnerable, underserved, and rural populations.

Tribes and Tribal organizations are among the entities eligible to apply provided they can carry out the grants to plan, develop, and operate an approved professional training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry for dental hygiene students, or dental hygienists, or other approved primary care dental trainees, such as dental therapists, as defined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Entities may be accredited, or in the process of receiving accreditation, or who propose to develop an accredited program, however, the applicant or partner organization(s) must be accredited by the Secretary of Education or by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) by July 1, 2023.

Read more here.



Posted on January 13, 2022

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program Application

Deadline Extended: February 3, 2022, 7:30 PM ET

On November 24, 2021, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a Dear Tribal Leader Letter announcing that applications for HRSA’s National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) are now open. As a reminder, HRSA is once again dedicating $15 million to clinicians serving at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, Tribally-Operated 638 Health Programs, and Urban Indian Health Programs (ITU’s). The deadline for NHSC LRP applications is February 3, 2022, by 7:30 PM ET.

For additional information, here is the NHSC LRP Application Checklist which is a guide through the application and a Comparison Graphic that aides in choosing which of the three programs is suitable for applicants.

Read the Dear Tribal Leader Letter here.



Posted on January 06, 2022

EPA Announces $20 Million Grant Opportunity for Air Monitoring with $2 Million Tribal Set Aside

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $20 million funding opportunity to support community air quality monitoring. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Air pollution is a leading cause of many poor health outcomes including lung cancer, asthma, and heart attacks. According to the National Tribal Air Association, 85 Tribes operated air quality monitoring programs in 2021, and over 400 major sources of air pollution were present across Indian Country.

Read more here.



Posted on December 24, 2021

HHS Taking Comments on Two New Healthy People 2030 Tribal Public Health Objectives

Healthy People 2030 (HP2030), from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), sets priorities for and assesses the nation's health each decade. This cycle, two new Tribal public health infrastructure objectives have been proposed:

  • Public Health Infrastructure-NEW-08: Increase the proportion of Tribal communities that have developed a health improvement plan.

  • Public Health Infrastructure-NEW-09: Increase the proportion of Tribal public health agencies that use Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals in continuing education for personnel.

These two objectives were previously marked as developmental in Healthy People 2020 and are proposed as core objectives for future Healthy Peoples. This may help increase the visibility and achievements of Tribal health and public health systems.

The HP2030 objectives will be informed by the National Indian Health Board’s (NIHB) Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS). To respect Tribal data sovereignty, NIHB does not share PHICCS data directly with HHS. Only aggregate data as presented in the publicly available PHICCS report will inform these objectives. If you have questions about these objectives please contact Karrie Joseph, Deputy Director, at [email protected].

All written comments need to be provided to HHS by 11:59 PM ET on January 10, 2022. Comments can be submitted to [email protected]. A copy of the Federal Register notice with more details is available here.



Posted on December 09, 2021

Opportunity to provide feedback on campaign to raise awareness of at-home STI/HIV testing

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is committed to helping reduce the incidence and prevalence of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Home-based HIV/STI screening can address several factors that affect low screening rates, including long travel distances, confidentiality concerns, and stigma. The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health is expanding access to at-home HIV/STI screening kits, and is seeking feedback on a communications campaign on how best to raise awareness of these screening options.

For more information, contact Emily Tillet at [email protected].



Posted on December 09, 2021

HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcement for Entities to Improve Oral Health of Vulnerable, Underserved, or Rural Populations through Predoctoral Training

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, Dental Public Health Dentistry, and Dental Hygiene. The purpose of this program is to enhance predoctoral dental, dental hygiene, and other oral health care trainee's clinical ability to care for populations and individuals with medically complex health conditions, special and/or behavioral health care needs, and focus on patient-centered care so students gain a better understanding of the social determinants of health, in order to improve the oral health of vulnerable, underserved, and rural populations.

Tribes and Tribal organizations are among the entities eligible to apply provided they can carry out grants to plan, develop, and operate an approved professional training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry for dental hygiene students, or dental hygienists, or other approved primary care dental trainees, such as dental therapists, as defined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Entities may be accredited, or in the process of receiving accreditation, or who propose to develop an accredited program, however, the applicant or partner organization(s) must be accredited by the Secretary of Education or by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) by July 1, 2023.

Read more here.



Posted on December 02, 2021

Technical Assistance on Violence Prevention for Tribal Communities

National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is offering technical assistance to support Tribal violence prevention efforts. Topics include but are not limited to NIHB's ACEs resource basket materials and tools for Tribes, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and general grants and program management.

For questions and more information, contact Nina Martin at [email protected]hb.org, or 202-548-7299.



Posted on November 18, 2021

HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcement: Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, Dental Public Health Dentistry, and Dental Hygiene. The purpose of this program is to enhance predoctoral dental, dental hygiene, and other oral health care trainee's clinical ability to care for populations and individuals with medically complex health conditions, special and/or behavioral health care needs, and focus on patient-centered care so that students gain a better understanding of the social determinants of health, in order to improve the oral health of vulnerable, underserved, and rural populations.

Eligible applicants include accredited schools of dentistry or dental hygiene, public or private nonprofits hospitals, or other public or private nonprofit entities which the Secretary of Education has determined are capable of carrying out such grants to plan, develop, and operate an approved professional training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry for dental students, dental hygienists, or other approved primary care trainees such as dental therapists that emphasizes training for public health dentistry. Tribes and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply provided they can carry out grants to plan, develop, and operate an approved professional training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry for dental hygiene students, or dental hygienists, or other approved primary care dental trainees as defined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). All training activities must be conducted by an accredited entity. Programs in the process of receiving accreditation may apply; however, the applicant or partner organization(s) must be accredited by the Secretary of Education or by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Applications open November 17, 2021 and close February 7, 2022.

Read more here.



Posted on November 12, 2021

CoVAC Initiative Mini-Grant Program Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2022

The Campus COVID-19 Vaccination and Mitigation Initiative is pleased to announce the second round of Mini-Grants for activities in spring 2022. Mini-grant funds will help address challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of healthy and thriving campus communities, including students, staff, and faculty. Funds may be used to augment existing or new COVID-19 vaccination and mitigation strategies. Community and Tribal-based organizations with expertise in COVID-19 vaccination and mitigation efforts in service of colleges and Tribal colleges from North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming are strongly encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will:

  • Receive a mini-grant of $3,000 for use in the spring of 2022 to implement or maintain effective, equitable, inclusive, and layered prevention strategies and reduce COVID-19 transmission on college campuses and in their surrounding communities.

  • Join a learning community of institutions of higher education and college health professionals, sharing experiences, knowledge, challenges, and successes in addressing COVID-19.

Find out more about the Mini-Grants here.

Submit your Mini-Grant application here.



Posted on November 12, 2021

RFA: Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC) Application Deadline Extended

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the extension of applications for the fourth cycle of funding for Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC) for Tribes. Through this opportunity, grantees will participate in self-assessment of capacity and departmental needs or perform work by choosing projects related to performance improvement or systems improvement. NIHB anticipates funding up to 8 proposals under 2 categories:

  • Self-Assessment Award - $3,000 each

  • Performance Improvement/Systems Improvement Award - up to $10,000 each, with up to an additional $2,000 provided to the attend NIHB training.

Applications are open to Tribal entities of federally recognized Tribal governments, Tribal organizations, or inter-Tribal consortiums, as defined in the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, as amended. Applicants should have a strong interest and/or demonstrated commitment to pursuing public health performance and systems improvement or public health accreditation.

The new application deadline is Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. The full funding description and application packages can be found here.



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