From Plans to Action: Prevention and Support for Pregnant Blackfeet Women Using Opioids

Press Release: From Plans to Action: Prevention and Support for Pregnant Blackfeet Women Using Opioids The Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center (RMTEC) has received new funding from the Montana Healthcare Foundation, to support their work with the Blackfeet tribe in combating opioid and other drug use among pregnant women on the Blackfeet Reservation. From Plans […]

NIHB’s 8th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit Registration and Call for Proposals Now Open!

NIHB’s 8th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit Registration and Call for Proposals Now Open!  Conference Tracks: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Public Health Policy, Infrastructure and Capacity Substance Misuse and Behavioral Health Climate Change and Environmental Health Empowering Youth Wellness Special thanks to the Area Planning Committee: Alaska Native Health Board Call for Proposals […]

Toolkit for Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Between Tribes and Counties for Emergency Management

Developed by the California Tribal Epidemiology Center, Californian Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.  Per the toolkit’s overview, “this toolkit has been developed to aid Tribes and counties in cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) for emergency management (i.e., preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery). Documents in the toolkit have been developed or adapted at the request of Tribal and […]

Tribal Public Health Workforce Needs Assessment Results Published

The public health workforce is shrinking. There are 50,000 fewer public health workers in the United States today compared to 20 years ago—tribes have been impacted by the shortage of tribal public health workers. Tribal public health professionals are in charge of hospitals and health care, they initiate and maintain data surveillance systems. Others provide […]

Tribal Nations Health Briefing: 2017 Presidential Transition

In January, the National Indian Health Board released a “Tribal Nations Health Briefing: 2017 Presidential Transition” handbook for American Indian and Alaska Native leaders. From the handbook: “With every new Administration and Congress entering Washington, DC, Indian Country must invest in comprehensive and vigorous education efforts to ensure policy makers have the requisite knowledge about […]

Colorectal Cancer Toolkit for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

To mark Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has released a Colorectal Cancer Toolkit to help you spread the word about preventing colorectal cancer and find resources to share. Please click here to download the Colorectal Cancer Toolkit!


  FEBRUARY IS TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH In 2015, nearly 10 percent of high school students in a relationship experienced physical violence by their partner within the past twelve months (CDC – 2015 YRBS Data). You can participate on Twitter with #teenDVmonth. Let’s work to prevent teen dating violence by spreading awareness, resources, and […]

Health coverage for American Indians & Alaska Natives

If you’re an American Indian or an Alaska Native you may have new health coverage benefits and protections in the Marketplace. Some benefits are available to members of federally recognized tribes or Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporation shareholders. Others are available to people of Indian descent or who are otherwise eligible for services […]

Increasing Breastfeeding Rates: A Traditional Approach

Penobscot Indian Nation developed a breastfeeding project as a way to address the growing concern of diabetes and obesity within the community. This project emphasized the traditional role of breastfeeding within their community and included several components: Video – A video featuring interviews with community members and clinic staff was the centerpiece of the project. […]

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