View this email in your browser
Happy New Year from NCUIH!
January 03, 2017

Policy Center

Upcoming Events

TA & Research


Register TODAY!
Join us on March 27 -28, 2017

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health
This report discusses opportunities to bring substance use disorder treatment and mainstream health care systems into alignment so that they can address a person’s overall health, rather than a substance misuse or a physical health condition alone or in isolation. It also provides suggestions and recommendations for action that everyone—individuals, families, community leaders, law enforcement, health care professionals, policymakers, and researchers—can take to prevent substance misuse and reduce its consequences.

A Systems Thinking Approach for Increasing Wellness in Urban Indigenous America
This First Nations Development Institute report includes recommendations from a cross-sectional cohort of urban Indigenous organizations on how to i crease wellness in the urban Indian community.

State of Native Youth 2016: Drawing Strength from Our Cultures
This Center for Native American Youth report focuses on how Native youth draw strength from their tribal cultures to achieve success and strengthen their communities.

Congressional Updates 

President Obama signs a bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act
President Obama signed a bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections and for other purposes. The bill was introduced by Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]  in March 2015. 

Federal Updates

Indian Health Service Reflects on 2016 in its letter to Urban Indian Organizations  
The Principal Deputy Director wrote to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to highlight some of the major actions that have taken place over the past 10 months.

Read the letter
Read the enclosure 

Indian Health Service Extended Deadline for Tribal and Urban Consultations/Confers on the Proposed Realignment of IHS Headquarters
In the light of the comments and concerns expressed by Tribal and Urban leaders regarding the Proposed Realignment of IHS Headquarters, the IHS extended the comment period until  January 13, 2017. 

Funding Opportunities 

SAMHSA has transitioned to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s electronic Research Administration (eRA) Grants System
SAMHSA has transitioned to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s electronic Research Administration (eRA) grants system. Due to this transition, SAMHSA has made changes to the application registration, submission, and formatting requirements for all FOAs. All applicants must register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application. 

To learn more please view the following webinar materials:
HHS National Quality Improvement Center for Preventive Services and Interventions in Indian Country
The purpose of the selected project sites is to implement and assess practice models that show promise in preventing child abuse and neglect and that may be implemented or adapted in other tribal child welfare systems.

Webinars and Trainings

Health and Other Discrimination Protections for the LGBTQ Community
This webinar will be convened by HRSA's Office of Regional Operations (ORO) San Francisco/Denver and Office of Civil Rights-Diversity and Inclusion.  January 10, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET.
Report Release for Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the U.S.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will release its report on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in a live event in Washington, DC. January 11, 2017 11:00 AM ET. 
Mental Health in Ethnically Diverse, LGBTQIA, and Youth Groups
National Partnership to End Health Disparities webinar. January 18, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET. 

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project's Online Trainings
  1.      Domestic Violence Screening (Ongoing, On-Demand)
  2.      Pediatric Sexual Assault Examiner (Begins January 11)
  3.      Intimate Partner Violence Examiner (Begins January 25)
  4.      Webinars (Feb 13 & March 14)
  5.      Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Examiner (Begins March 15)

Diversifying Your Urban Indian Health Organization’s Funding Base Webinar 
February 1, 2017 
Information forthcoming!
In collaboration with the Office of Urban Indian Health/ Indian Health

Copyright © 2017 National Council of Urban Indian Health, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
National Council of Urban Indian Health
924 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003

Add us to your address book

Sign up for our list! :

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list