|Tribal Accreditation Learning Community
(TALC): TALC is a free, monthly webinar series held the second Friday of every month. It is designed for sharing and learning about public health accreditation in Tribal communities.
Developing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)
Tribal Presentation: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
January 13, 2017
An Introduction to PHAB Reaccreditation
Five years after initial public health accreditation, health departments are required to apply for reaccreditation. The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has recently defined the parameters for public health reaccreditation
January 19, 2017
Workforce Development Pipeline for Youth
One priority of the New England Regional Health Equity Council (NERHEC) is to engage youth and emerging leaders in region-wide efforts to promote health equity. NERHEC is hosting a webinar for The Social & Health Services and Healthcare Administration at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island to present its Community Development Program. The program provides a lens by which graduates can apply coursework and academic experiences to a variety of fields for employment (and/or for continuing their studies) in non-profit organizations, public health, finance and banking, law and law enforcement, real estate and housing development, city and state government, policy research, environmental justice, and education. Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:
1. Understand workforce development for youth rooted in educational opportunities and career exploration/exposure, both of which result in healthy outcomes;
2. Communicate the role of youth workforce development in graduation and retention rates for kids of color in high school.
January 23, 2017
Menominee Youth Empowerment Program: Address Disparities in At-Risk Tribal Youth
A salient feature of MYEP has been the involvement of various community agencies to hone and broaden the students’ skills and experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier choices. For example, law enforcement officers advised students on safe driving practices, and career counselors regularly work with students to better prepare them to find professional opportunities upon graduation. Data have shown positive outcomes in students correlated to participation in the program. Annual evaluations revealed positive outcomes such as testing negative in diabetes screenings and not being associated with gangs and gang violence.
The webinar will highlight how data was used extensively as a lever to improve the program and tailor it to improve health outcomes in children, the result of evaluations and interviews with students, and the successes and challenges the program has faced. Presenters will 1) Discuss the development of the program and promising practices that have been established; 2) How the program was evaluated and its result; and 3) Use of the collective impact model to support students in learning how to make healthier lifestyle choices.
January 25, 2017
Tribal Summit: Zika Response and Planning
The Zika Virus continues to emerge as an imminent public health threat to Tribal communities and families, especially pregnant Tribal women and their growing fetuses, in southern regions of the United States. The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is striving to assist with capacity building, prevention planning, and development of Tribal-specific mitigation strategies to target this serious health issue.
We invite you to join one our upcoming Tribal-focused summit in Scottsdale, AZ on February 2 & 3, 2017. Participants can expect opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing, as well as information on action planning, State-Tribal relations for addressing infectious diseases and public health emergencies, the US Zika Pregnancy Registry, and other timely Zika-related topics to be announced soon.
In next week’s broadcast, please watch for more information about our upcoming Tribal-focused Zika Virus Summit to occur in Orlando, FL on February 22 & 23, 2016.
Tribal Drinking Water Training
March 21-23, 2017, Atlanta Georgia
Public Health Foundation is collaborating with CDC, IHS, and National Environmental Health Association to provide training to Tribal health departments on the public health aspects of safe drinking water. The training course incorporates the 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services and quality improvement tools into curriculum tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities faced by Tribal drinking water programs. Interested participants should provide their name, title, and affiliation to Vanessa Lamers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-218-4412 by January 27, 2017. More info…
SAMHSA Grant Webinar
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for FY 2017 Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health in American Indian/Alaskan (AI/AN) Native Communities and U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions Cooperative Agreements (Short title: Indigenous Project LAUNCH). The purpose of this program is to promote the wellness of young children from birth to eight years within tribes, territories and Pacific Island jurisdictions by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects of their development. The goal of Project LAUNCH is for children to be thriving in safe, supportive environments, and entering school ready to learn and able to succeed.
January 17th and January 31st from 3:00pm-4:30pm EST. Register Here