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NEW Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth

Grant Opportunities

Community Changemaker Grants

Community Changemaker Grants are small amounts of money ($250) that can help supercharge a youth-led health event.

They are open to American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24 years old.

The application is easy, but if you need help feel free to contact, Dr. Wendee Gardner, NIHB’s Native Youth Engagement Manager.

How to Use Community Changemaker Funding

Some will use Community Changemaker funding to buy T-shirts for a suicide prevention walk they organize. Others will use this funding to offer snacks and drinks at a round dance where participants learn about healthy foods. Some might even use the grant to cover the cost of a band at an event they organize on healthy relationships.

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UIHI Report: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

TEC News
The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) has just released its “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” report, which provides a snapshot of crisis in urban Native communities.

“Seventy-one percent of American Indian and Alaska Natives live in urban areas, yet, accurate data does not exist regarding the rates of violence among this population,” said Abigail Echo-Hawk, Director of UIHI and citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. “This report is a step toward addressing this epidemic.”

*This report contains strong language about violence against Native women and girls.

View/Download the report here.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report


Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program

Grant Opportunities

Closing Date for Applications: Jan 4, 2019

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Substance Use Prevention (CSAP), are accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Tribal Behavioral Health grant program (Short Title: Native Connections). The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth through the age of 24 years.

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2019 NACCHO Annual Conference

Call for Abstracts

Looking to make a difference and improve local public health practice? NACCHO is now accepting abstracts for the 2019 NACCHO Annual Conference, which will convene July 9–11 in Orlando. Compelling abstract submissions should highlight the conference theme, “Improving the Nation’s Health through Public and Private Partnerships,” and describe innovative, proven, or promising evidence-based practices, programs, services, systems, research, technologies, tools, principles, and policies.

Submissions are due by 11:59 PM EST on Nov. 30.

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Abstract Submission
Questions? E-mail NACCHOspeakers@conferencemanagers.com.