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GLITEC Success Story: Resource Patient Management System Training

Success Stories, TEC News
Bemidji Area Tribes were some of the first to exercise their right to participate in PL-93-638 and only three of the thirty-four federally-recognized Tribes have Indian Health Service (IHS) Service Units. In a 2017 survey that GLITEC conducted among Bemidji Area IHS, Tribally-operated, or urban Indian health programs (ITUs), the 2nd most commonly used EHR/EMR was RPMS and survey respondents described wanting Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) training and education.

In April 2019, the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center co-hosted a RPMS training for Bemidji Area I/T/U clinical staff with the IHS regional Bemidji Area Office.


Eighty-seven percent of participants “agreed” or “strongly agreed” (n=15) that the training was valuable.


This training was made possible through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Building Public Health Infrastructure in Tribal Communities program.





Federal Transit Administration Integrated Mobility Innovation

Grant Opportunities

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) opportunity to apply for $15 million in research funds through the new Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Demonstration program.

The Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Program funds projects that demonstrate innovative and effective practices, partnerships and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety and improve the traveler experience. Applicants can propose projects that involve one or multiple areas. Projects will be evaluated and selected based on criteria outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Applications will be accepted until August 6, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Additional information, including detailed application instructions and contacts for additional information, can be found here.

Press Release
Federal Register Notice
Video: The Future of Mobility

BUILD Transportation Grant Program

Grant Opportunities

What is the BUILD Transportation Grant Program? The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 appropriated $900 million, available for obligation through September 30, 2021, for National Infrastructure Investments. As with previous rounds, funds for the FY2019 BUILD Transportation program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. Funding provided under National Infrastructure Investments have supported capital projects which repair bridges or improve infrastructure to a state of good repair; projects that implement safety improvements to reduce fatalities and serious injuries, including improving grade crossings or providing shorter or more direct access to critical health services; projects that connect communities and people to jobs, services, and education; and, projects that anchor economic revitalization and job growth in communities.

Webinar: How to Compete for BUILD Transportation Grants – Tribal and Rural Applicants
Adobe Connect Recording
PowerPoint Slides

National Conference on American Indian/Alaska Native Injury and Violence Prevention

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open for the National Conference on American Indian/Alaska Native Injury and Violence Prevention. The conference will take place July 23-25 in Denver, Colorado at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. Six tracks will be featured that encompass a wide range of injury prevention topics, along with several keynote speakers. Tracks are listed below, and a description of each track can be found on the Call for Abstracts website.

  1. Community and Culture
  2. Innovative Strategies and Emerging Issues in AI/AN Injury and Violence Prevention
  3. Linking Clinical and Community Injury Prevention Programs
  4. Program Development and Implementation
  5. Program Success, Evaluation, and Continuation
  6. Violence and Intentional Injury Prevention

All abstracts will be submitted via an online abstract submission portal that can be accessed by clicking here. You will need to create an account on the website prior to submitting an abstract.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, May 24.
Speakers will be notified no later than Friday, June 7.

Conference and hotel registration information will be released next week.
For any questions related to the conference contact Jason Hymer (ojg3@cdc.gov).