Month March 2019

Month March 2019

University of Colorado CAIANDTR Request for Applications

Grant Opportunities

The Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Diabetes Translation Research (CAIANDTR) at the University of Colorado is pleased to announce availability of funding for pilot and feasibility projects to support translation of diabetes-related interventions and treatments of proven efficacy into American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

This opportunity provides funding to support secondary analyses investigating important questions related to diabetes translation research in AI/AN populations.

Request for Applications

Letter of Intent Due: May 17, 2019
Application Due: June 3, 2019

Building Bridges to Enhance the Well-Being of American Indian and Alaska Native Workers Workshop


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in partnership with the Center for Health, Work & Environment are pleased to announce the Building Bridges to Enhance the Well-Being of American Indian and Alaska Native Workers Workshop.

View the Save the Date flyer for the upcoming workshop July 30 – 31, 2019 in Denver, CO.
Registration and requests for travel assistance will be open in the spring.
If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Dalsey at or at 303-236-5955.

Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control – NCCDPHP

Grant Opportunities

Expected Number of Awards: 30
CFDA Number(s): 93.479 — Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
Posted Date: Mar 08, 2019
Original Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2019 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,000,000
Award Ceiling: $1,450,000
Award Floor: $100,000

View Grant Opportunity
Full Announcement (PDF 3MB)

NWTEC Success Story: Defining State Health Priorities

Success Stories, TEC News

NWTEC Assists with Involvement of AI/AN People in Defining State Health Priorities

The Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (NWTEC) partnered with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to gather input on top health issues that are most important to American Indian/Alaska Native residents of Oregon. Feedback from residents helped informed a community-based steering committee at OHA pick the top five priorities in February 2019 for Oregon’s 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP).


A total of 215 survey responses were collected in a two-month period, which provided an oversampling of AI/AN residents when combined with responses to a similar survey created by OHA.


Over 95% of respondents from NWTEC’s survey indicated that they were enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe, with 60% of these respondents being enrolled members of an Oregon tribe. Respondents also represented a degree of geographic variance, as over half of Oregon’s counties were represented. Although health priorities could shift slightly when analyzing results by demographic characteristics, the top priorities remained relatively stable across the board. These top priorities selected were:

  1. Safe, affordable housing
  2. Access to mental health care
  3. Substance use
  4. Adverse childhood/life experiences (ACE/ALEs), trauma, and toxic stress
  5. Living wage
  6. Obesity
  7. Suicide

These priorities of AI/AN residents closely match the five priorities that were selected by OHA’s steering committee, which includes:

  1. Behavioral health (substance use, suicide, and access to mental health care)
  2. Economic drivers of health (food insecurity, housing, transportation, living wage)
  3. Adversity, trauma, and toxic stress (ACE/ALEs)
  4. Equitable access to care
  5. Institutional bias across private and public entities

Since AI/AN people were underrepresented in the community input that OHA used to write the current health plan (2015-2019 SHIP), targeted outreach by NWTEC and community participation helped insure that Native voices were clearly heard during the planning process.

If you have any questions or would like more information about NWTEC or Oregon’s SHIP process, please contact Taylor Ellis at

NWTEC Health Priorities graph
NWTEC Health Priorities chart