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Save the Date: Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program


Save the date: June 7-19, 2020

Sponsored by:
National Cancer Institute
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Portland, Oregon

Topics will include (not limited to):

  • Cancer control study design
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer screening
  • Cohort studies among American Indians
  • Community-based chronic disease programs
  • Cultural considerations in cancer epidemiology
  • Focus groups
  • Grant writing
  • Implementing a Native comprehensive cancer prevention and control project

To apply:
Applications are encouraged from American Indians and Alaska Natives with a demonstrated interest in cancer prevention and control. Applications will be available in January and due in March.

Accepted Fellows will:

  • Attend a two-week training in June 2020
  • Attend a one-week training in Fall 2020
  • Receive peer and career mentorship to develop and implement cancer control projects
  • Be eligible for paid internships
  • Be connected to a network of experts in cancer control and prevention in Indian Country

For more information and to apply visit http://www.npaihb.org
E-mail Ashley Thomas at athomas@npaihb.org

Strong Systems, Stronger Communities for Tribal Health Departments Grant Program

Grant Opportunities

Request for Applications

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pleased to announce the second cycle of funding for Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC) for Tribes.

The intended outcomes of SSSC are:

  • Increased performance improvement practice
  • Increased innovation in response to system integration challenges, and
  • Progress toward national public health standards.

Applications due Friday, September 20, 2019

More Information

Just Released: Tribal Epidemiology Centers supplement with the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

Press Release, TEC News
The new Tribal Epidemiology Centers supplement with the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice is now available. The special issue is can be viewed on the JPHMP website here.

The September/October issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice illustrates the positive influence of local public health agencies on the populations they serve.


September/October 2019 – Volume 25 – Supplement 5


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TEC staff from across Indian Country gather in Anchorage to learn essential grant management skills

Success Stories

On July 24th and 25th, 25 Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TEC) staff, representing 10 different nationwide organizations, gathered to participate in the Management Concept’s Cost Principles for Federal Grants training, held in Anchorage, Alaska.

Sponsored by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Tribal Epidemiology Center’s Public Health Infrastructure Program’s (TECPHI) Network Coordinating Center (NCC) and the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter), the training provided participants with knowledge and experience in federal cost principles and how they affect awards including oversight, budget development and review, spending decisions, site visits, and audits. The instructor, Mr. Patrick Smith, provided many examples and led exercises applying cost principles to on-the-job scenarios.

Following the training, TEC staff had the opportunity to attend a Q&A discussion with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Tribes Budget and Grants Management Coordinator, Kelly Bishop, who shared some of her knowledge working on CDC grants.

In addition to the training, the Creative Team from the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board, Alex Smith and Chris Reed, were onsite gathering footage for the “What is a Tribal Epidemiology Center?” digital storytelling project. Chris and Alex interviewed 10 TEC staff from 8 TECs, toured the ANTHC EpiCenter and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium campus, and did a fantastic job of making the interviewees feel at ease.

The finished video will communicate the role of TECs in serving Alaska Native/American Indian (AN/AI) Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Urban Indian organizations to improve health and well-being. The information will be shared with a variety of stakeholders including funders, decision makers, and community members through the TEC website (TribalEpiCenters.org), individual TEC websites, the CDC website, and TEC social media accounts.

During breaks and in the evening, TEC staff networked and learned from each other. It was a busy and productive week!


Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets

Grant Opportunities

The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to award up to ten cooperative agreements to fund research to conduct secondary data analysis of archived data, specifically the Building Strong Families (BSF), Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM), and Parents and Children Together (PACT) datasets. These datasets are from large-scale federal evaluation impact studies, which addressed questions related to healthy marriage and/or responsible fatherhood.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a familiarity with the proposed data for their analysis and an adequate understanding of the variables, sampling, methodology, etc. used to construct the dataset necessary for completion of the work proposed in the application. Proposed research should address topics relevant to strengthening families to improve the lives of children and parents, as well as promote economic stability. Topics of interest include, but may not be limited to the following: mediators of healthy marriage, relationship education, and/or fatherhood programs; measurement issues related to healthy marriage, relationship education, and/or fatherhood programs with low-income families; or father involvement in low-income families.

Letter of Intent Due Date: 09/11/2019
Application Due Date: 10/11/2019

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