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Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Grant Opportunities, TEC News

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research on interventions to improve health in Native American (NA) populations. This includes 1) etiologic research, where there is a significant gap in knowledge, that will directly inform intervention development or adaptations, 2) research that develops, adapts, or tests the efficacy or effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions, 3) research that tests culturally informed treatment or recovery interventions and 4) where a sufficient body of knowledge on intervention efficacy exists, research on dissemination and implementation that develops and tests strategies to overcome barriers to the adoption, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of effective interventions.

Applications Due: May 17, 2021

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Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health

Grant Opportunities

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.

Applications Due: March 27, 2023

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Tribal Epidemiology Centers: Addressing COVID-19 in Indian Country

TEC News, Webinar

In this month’s Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds, speakers showcased the work of Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) to protect American Indian and Alaskan Native persons against COVID-19. As Public Health Authorities, TECs are uniquely positioned within Tribal and Urban Indian communities to effectively conduct disease surveillance, public health research, prevention and control of disease, and more. This session highlights the importance of systematically including tribes, tribal organizations, and TECs into the United States public health system.

Authorized by Congress in 1996, TECs were established within the Indian Health Service (IHS) as a solution to the discontinuation of regional medical epidemiologist positions. Recognizing epidemiology as a major foundation of public health, several IHS staff who were graduates from CDC’s Preventive Medicine Residency and Epidemic Intelligence Service programs, worked together and served as the masterminds behind the formation of TECs. They were involved with guiding the concepts, developing the legislation that provides public health authority to the TECs today, and launching some of the first TECs.

Speakers

Captain Jennifer Giroux, MD, MPH
Public Health Advisor / Consultant
Great Plains Area Indian Health Service

Kevin English, DrPH
Director
Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

Aurimar Ayala, MPH
Epidemiology Manager
California Tribal Epidemiology Center

Amy Poel, MPH
Epidemiologist (stand-in for Adrian E. Dominguez)
Urban Indian Health Institute

Jonathan Davis, PhD
Program Manager
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Tribal Epidemiology Center

Pj Beaudry, MPH
Director
Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center


These grand rounds presentations are provided as a courtesy of CDC’s Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship program (PMR/F) with the goal of sharing systems-based approaches and leadership practices to address population health issues and public health emergencies.

Continuing Education

Continuing education (CE) is available and there is no cost for this activity. For more details, go to https://www.cdc.gov/prevmed/pmgr/continuing-education.html.

For More Information

Please contact the PMR/F program at prevmed@cdc.gov or visit the Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds web page.

View/Download the Event Flyer (PDF 144 KB)

Access the Webinar Recording here: https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/pexm4j35o8jw/

Dr. CH Huntley’s Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast

TECs in the Media

Dr. CH Huntley

New Release

Episode #167

Interview with Samantha Lucas-Pipkorn, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center

You’re about to meet Samantha Lucas-Pipkorn with the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center, and hear about her journey into public health. Samantha is a Senior Epidemiologist and Program Manager. She talks about how they are serving the needs of their community and supporting the tribes during this COVID-19 pandemic. She also talks about the program focus and activities before the pandemic to provide a well-rounded view of her work.

October 27, 2020


Previous Episodes

Episode #163

Tribal Epidemiology Centers, Resources & COVID-19 Response

September 28, 2020

Episode #158

Interview with Chris TallBear, Oklahoma Tribal Epidemiology Center

August 24, 2020

Episode #154

Interview with Tommy Ghost Dog and Celena McCray, Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

July 27, 2020

Episode #150

Interview with Jonathan Davis, Arizona Tribal Epidemiology Center

June 29, 2020

Episode #145

Interview with Antoinette Medina, California Tribal Epidemiology Center

May 25, 2020

Episode #141

Interview with Wyatt Pickner and Crisandra Wilkie, Urban Indian Health Institute

April 27, 2020

Episode #137

Interview with Emily Good Weasel, MPH, Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center

March 30, 2020

Dr. CH Huntley’s Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast

COVID-19 Cases Spiking In State’s Indigenous Communities

TECs in the Media

Wisconsin Public Radio

Coronavirus cases have tripled since the beginning of September among American Indians across Wisconsin as the state has witnessed a surge in new cases of COVID-19.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,374 cases of the virus among Native Americans on Thursday — that’s up from 775 cases on Sept. 1.

By Danielle Kaeding
October 23, 2020

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COVID-19 Cases Spiking In State's Indigenous Communities
Photo: A COVID-19 test technician leans down to speak to a person in line before administering the test Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Janesville. Credit: Angela Major/WPR