Month July 2020

Month July 2020

Native Americans Feel Devastated by the Virus Yet Overlooked in the Data

TECs in the Media

The New York Times – U.S.

Statistical gaps can make it difficult to properly allocate public resources to Native Americans. When that’s the case, one leader said, “tribal nations have an effective death sentence.”

Kate Conger, Robert Gebeloff and Richard A. Oppel Jr.
July 30, 2020

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Native Americans Feel Devastated by the Virus Yet Overlooked in the Data
Photo: Tashina Nunez, a nurse and a Yakama Nation descendant, said it appeared that many of the coronavirus patients at her hospital in Washington State were Native Americans.
Credit: Mason Trinca for The New York Times

Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nations Health

Grant Opportunities

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to announce the availability of supplemental funding for the organizations that were previously awarded funding under Funding Strategy 1 of CDC-RFA-OT18-1802: Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health.The CDC-RFA-OT18-1802 recipients are eligible to submit applications for Priority CIO Project Plans that match the Target Population Category (A, B, or C) and Target Population Description for which they received initial funding in FY18.

Applications Due: August 12, 2020

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Data Justice Talk Story

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Vibrant Hawaii

Vibrant Hawaiʻi hosts Abigail Echo Hawk, Executive Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute and Liz La quen naay Medicine Crow of the First Alaskans Institute to talk story about decolonizing data, data justice, and data governance.

NIHB Webinar: Contact Tracing in Indian Country 7/10/20

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NIHB

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) hosted a webinar on contact tracing in Indian Country. Case investigation and contact tracing are core methods used by Tribal, local, and state health departments for disease control and is a key strategy in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing is used to identify and alert people of potential contact with a person infected with the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. This webinar explores how contact tracing is being carried out in Indian Country.


After facing supply shortages, Southern California tribes work to expand COVID-19 testing

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Desert Sun – Health

In a remote patch of desert near the Salton Sea, the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians run a small health clinic from a triple-wide trailer on their reservation.

Outside the clinic doors, a white tent has been set up to provide coronavirus testing, now often in 100-degree heat…

Amanda Ulrich
July 17, 2020

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After facing supply shortages, Southern California tribes work to expand COVID-19 testing
Photo: Medical assistant Luis Jimenez works at the Torres Martinez Indian Health Clinic in Thermal, September 16, 2019.
Credit: Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun