Tribal Public Health Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI)

Public Health Accreditation Supplement and Guidance for Tribal Public Health Departments, available for public vetting through Dec 31st

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Congratulations Cherokee Nation!
First Tribe to Achieve Public Health Accreditation

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About Tribal ASI

Since 2008, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has partnered with the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and other national partners in an effort to advance public health practice in Indian Country.

The voluntary national accreditation program became available in 2011 and the goal is to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments. Health departments become accredited by meeting nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidence based standards.

The Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative provides support and technical assistance specifically to Tribes in their consideration of and activity toward seeking public health accreditation.

Tribal ASI Funding Opportunity

2017-2018 Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative Awardees Announced November 9, 2017

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The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce the selection of fourteen Tribal health departments for the Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (Tribal ASI). For this fourth cohort of Tribal ASI awards, NIHB will provide a total support package of $147,000 to the fourteen Tribes. The funding support will assist the Tribes as they work to prepare and apply for voluntary public health accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).

Nine of the Tribal ASI awardees have constructed their own individual workplans that will accomplish specific and concrete steps toward achieving one or more of the standards for public health accreditation. New this year, NIHB is happy to welcome five Tribal ASI awardees to a beginner cohort. These Tribes will have the opportunity to explore the potential of achieving public health accreditation through completing training and conducting a self- assessment to gauge their public health system capacity in relation to the PHAB Standards and Measures.

Current Awardees:

Beginner Cohort
  • Gila River Indian Community, Arizona
  • Lower Sioux Indian Community, Minnesota
  • Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota
  • Tulalip Tribe, Washington
  • Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Nebraska
Advanced Cohort
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Arizona
  • Osage Nation, Oklahoma
  • Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi
  • Ho-Chunk Nation, Wisconsin
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, North Carolina
  • Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon
  • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon
  • Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma



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Resources

A collection of guides, templates, self-assessments, worksheets and other resources.
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TOOLS
TALC is free webinar series designed for sharing and learning about public health accreditations in Tribal communities. Upcoming webinars and past recordings are available.
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TRIBAL ACCREDITATION LEARNING COMMUNITY (TALC) WEBINAR SERIES
Tribal examples of the six major documents required for public health accreditation: community health assessment, community health improvement plan, strategic plan, quality improvement plan, workforce development plan, emergency preparedness plan.
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TRIBAL EXAMPLES OF REQUIRED MAJOR DOCUMENTS
General information, costs and benefits, the steps to accreditation, positions papers, etc.
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OVERVIEW OF ACCREDITATION
News, case studies, videos and presentations featuring the Tribal experience with public health accreditation.
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STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Tribal Public Health Accreditation Advisory Board
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TRIBAL PUBLIC HEALTH ACCREDITATION ADVISORY BOARD


 

NIHB Contact:

Carolyn Angus-Hornbuckle, JD
Director of Public Health Policy and Programs

National Indian Health Board
910 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Phone: 202-507-4089
Washington, DC 20003
[email protected]

 

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