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Building Public Health Infrastructure in Tribal Communities to Accelerate Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in Indian Country (RFA-DP17-1704)

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The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement to increase the capacity of Tribal Epidemiology Centers to deliver public health functions to and with the tribes/villages in their Indian Health Service (IHS) Area (including the urban tribal community). The awards will contribute to reductions in chronic diseases and risk factors, reductions in disparities in health outcomes, and improvements in overall health by building public health capacity and infrastructure in Indian Country for disease surveillance, epidemiology, prevention and control of disease, injury, or disability, and program monitoring and evaluation.

A total of approximately $8.5 million was awarded in FY18 to the twelve Tribal Epidemiology Centers and one Network Coordinating Center, the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, which is part of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. The Network Coordinating Center will provide project organization, support for collaboration and communication, and performance evaluation support for the funded Tribal Epidemiology Centers.

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Urban Indian Health Institute Releases New Aggregate Diabetes Report

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The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) is pleased to announce the release of the Diabetes Care and Outcomes Audit 2012-2016. This report summarizes trends in diabetes services and clinical outcomes among AI/AN patients at the 33 Urban Indian Health Programs (UIHPs) participating in the Diabetes Audit. These findings do not reflect changes experienced by individual patients, but rather they reflect current health status over all UIHPs.


This report highlights the challenges and opportunities of urban Indians who currently live with, manage, treat, prevent and overcome diabetes.


We at UIHI hope that this report will help highlight the great progress made to combat diabetes in Indian Country over the last 20 years, through the Special Diabetes Programs for Indians (SDPI). SDPI started in 1997, when Congress responded to the growing burden of type 2 diabetes in the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population by funding inexpensive yet highly cost-saving measures for diabetes care and prevention. The SDPI has not only saved lives, but has also saved millions of Medicaid dollars, through prevention and management of diabetes and associated health problems such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, retinopathy (vision loss,) neuropathy (nerve damage,) and end stage renal disease (kidney failure).

EpiCenter Job Openings

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The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center is looking for qualified candidates for several positions based in Anchorage. Join our dynamic team and make a difference in the health of Alaska Native people!

Current openings include (job #):

  • Program Evaluator (20170058)
  • Senior Office Specialist (20170034)
  • Technical Writer II (20170035)
  • Biostatistician (20170037)
  • Epidemiologist (20170051)
  • Senior Epidemiologist (20170050)

Applications are currently being accepted online.

If you have questions regarding the open positions or how to submit an application, please contact ANTHC Human Resources at (907) 729-1301 or careers@anthc.org.