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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: September 10, 2020

Nominate a Tribal Official to New HRSA Tribal Advisory Council - Deadline is September 30, 2020

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has extended the nomination deadline for a seat on the newly established Tribal Advisory Council. Tribes and Tribal organizations now have until September 30, 2020 to nominate qualified Tribal officials, particularly from the areas of Alaska, Albuquerque, Billings, Navajo, Phoenix, and Tucson.

View the Dear Tribal Leader Letter

View the Federal Register Notice

For questions, please contact Dr. Elijah K. Martin, Jr., Tribal Health Affairs, HRSA Office of Health Equity at [email protected].



Posted: September 8, 2020

National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health

Applications due Friday, October 2, 2020

The Center for Health Leadership and Practice is currently seeking applications from multi-sector teams across the U.S. for the 10th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort for the 2021 program year. Since 2012, NLAPH has brought together leaders from diverse sectors including health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement to build their own capacity in order to transform their communities, improve health, and advance equity.

With NLAPH, groups will develop high-performing teamwork and communication skills while working on an issue that is already a priority in the community through an applied health leadership project. Learning opportunities throughout the year include an engaging leadership retreat, web-based discussions, coaching support from national experts, and peer networking. Read more here.



Posted: September 3, 2020

University of Minnesota American Indian Scholarship for Administrative Students

The University of Minnesota, School of Public Health has recently announced a new scholarship as part of its Public Health Administration American Indian Scholarship program. The University of Minnesota is built on native land and paid for by land grants. In recognition of these twinned needs and wrongs, effective in Fall Semester 2020, the Public Health Administration and Policy (PHAP) MPH program at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health will provide a full tuition scholarship (up to 44 credits) for American Indians who meet the program’s regular requirements for admission and the established University of Minnesota-Morris’s definition of American Indian.Read more here. Read more here.



Posted: September 3, 2020

NACCHO's 10th Cohort of the Retail Food Program Standards Mentorship Program

Applications due October 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is inviting all state, local, Tribal, and territorial retail food regulatory programs to submit applications to participate in a mentorship program with their peers to learn, share experiences, and acquire tools and resources related to the FDA's Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards). This program matches practitioners experienced in applying the Retail Program Standards with those enrolled and looking for assistance. Read more here.



Posted: August 28, 2020

Funding Opportunity: Supporting Tribes to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation

Applications due Friday, August 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET

 The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce Supporting Tribes to Increase Commercial Tobacco Cessation, a funding opportunity for Tribal governments, Tribal health departments, and Tribal health care facilities/health systems seeking to implement projects to increase commercial tobacco cessation, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) cessation and 'quit smoking' attempts by promoting evidence-based services and activities, and/or adapting evidence-based health systems changes. Read more here.



Posted: August 28, 2020

FCC 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications Now due Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a greater need for high-speed internet connections as communities turn to telemedicine. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Window is unique opportunity for Tribes in rural areas to directly access unassigned spectrum over their Tribal lands, subject to buildout requirements. Read more here.



Posted: August 28, 2020

Request for Applications Maternal Telehealth Access

Applications due Monday, September 14, 2020 by 5:00 PM ET

The Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center is offering a new funding opportunity called Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services for Maternal Health Services. The goal is to ensure women at higher risk receive quality maternal care services before, during, or after pregnancy via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply here.



Posted: August 27, 2020

NHSA Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health

In 2019, the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) a cooperative agreement for a five-year project to support the development and implementation of non-hospital postpartum maternal safety bundles within community-based organization and outpatient clinical settings across the United States within communities that experience high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality.

The NHSA is currently looking to partner with local providers and organizations providing postpartum maternal care and services to Native American women to work collaboratively as Local Maternal Safety Workgroups, implement safety bundles, and measure improvement with the goal of improving maternal health outcomes. Read more here and here.



Posted: August 27, 2020

Funding Opportunity: Tribal School Readiness
Applications due by Friday, August 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity titled Tribal School Readiness. With funding from the Indian Health Service, NIHB is offering a funding opportunity for Tribes and Tribal Organizations seeking to strengthen school preparation and readiness for safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is intended to fulfill immediate Tribal school readiness needs related to COVID-19. Read more here.



Posted: August 27, 2020

RWJF 2021 Culture of Health Prize
Applications due Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has issued a call for applications for the 2021 Culture of Health Prize. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of places where residents are working together to transform education, jobs, transportation, housing, and more so better health flourishes for all. Read more here.



Posted: August 24, 2020

Proposal for Drug-Free Communities Project Evaluator

Proposals must be received no later than August 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Taos Pueblo is requesting proposals for an experienced Public Health Evaluator to serve as the Drug-Free Communities grant to support the Taos Pueblo Awareness Coalition Team (TPACT) project and the associated projects in data collection, analysis, and reporting data related to drug and alcohol substance abuse/misuse.

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Posted: August 6, 2020

State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions

Applications due August 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released the following funding opportunity The State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions. OMH intends projects funded under this initiative to help build the capacity of Tribal, state, and territorial governmental health agencies to achieve two main goals: (1) test modifications to existing public health programs or practices (interventions) to assess if the modified interventions are successful in significantly improving health outcomes for selected health issues; and (2) develop effective plan(s) to sustain successful interventions after the award period. Projects are expected to address two health issues, one from each of the following two lists: (1) HIV, maternal mortality and morbidity, physical activity, or substance use disorder; and (2) nutrition, sickle cell disease and trait, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, lupus, or cancer prevention (i.e., addressing risk factor(s) specifically for stomach, liver, or cervical cancer).

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