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Dr. CH Huntley’s Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast

TEC News, TECs in the Media
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Dr. CH Huntley

New Release

Episode #250

From Kinesiology To Public Health, with LaRita Laktonen-Ward, MPH

Today’s guest on Public Health Epidemiology Conversations is LaRita Laktonen-Ward, the Program Manager for the Coordinating Center at Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC). GHWIC is a CDC program focusing on improving the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives through four key strategies; heart disease prevention, diabetes prevention, commercial tobacco cessation, and nutrition and exercise promotion.

May 31, 2022

Previous Episodes

Episode #241

Everyday Public Health, with Jordyn Fink

March 29, 2022

Episode #236

HIV Prevention and Epidemiology, With Courtney Allen, MPH

February 22, 2022

Episode #232

Holistic View Of Public Health And Tribal Communities, With Lucinda Cowboy, MS

January 25, 2022

Episode #224

Decolonizing Data With Dr. Rosalina James, Urban Indian Health Institute

November 30, 2021

Episode #219

Public Health Communication and Improving Data Access, with Joshua Smith

October 26, 2021

Episode #215

Administrative Support at Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, with Annie Okpealuk

September 28, 2021

Episode #211

Filling The Gap Between Clinical Health Care & Public Health, With Dr. Meghan O’Connell

August 31, 2021

Episode #206

Child Health and Wellness with Denny MedicineBird, Oklahoma Tribal Epidemiology Center

July 26, 2021

Episode #202

For the Community, By the Community, Interview with Alejandra Cabrera, MPH

June 29, 2021

Episode #184

United South and Eastern Tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Center, with Imani Ransby, MPH

February 23, 2021

Episode #180

Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, with Audrey Juliussen & Jordan Skan

January 25, 2021

Episode #176

Interview With Forrest Lester and Delores Becenti, Navajo Epidemiology Center

December 28, 2020

Episode #171

Interview With Dr. Amruta Dixit, Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

November 23, 2020

Episode #167

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

October 27, 2020

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

NWTEC Success Story: What is NativeDATA?

Success Stories, TEC News
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NativeDATA is a free online resource that offers practical guidance for Tribes and Native-serving organizations on obtaining and sharing health data. We also offer data sharing success stories, as well as tips for those seeking to respectfully collaborate with Tribes and Native-serving organizations.


NativeDATA is an initiative of IDEA-NW – a project working to improve data and enhance access for Tribes in the Pacific Northwest and across Indian Country.


Defining Your Goal
Is obtaining data the best choice?

Sharing Data
Is sharing your data a good idea?

Building Relationships
Keep partnerships strong

Obtaining Data
Know your rights

Getting Approvals
Buy-in is key

Check out this Powerful Resource




2022 Training Course In MCH Epidemiology

TEC News, Training

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town Albuquerque, NM
June 27- July 1, 2022

We are hopeful that the 2022 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology can return to a full, in-person course this summer. CityMatCH, MCHB, and CDC are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, trends, and are taking in to account all current guidance and protocols. In the event the course must be moved to a virtual delivery format, accepted applicants will be notified of the change immediately. We encourage submitting an application regardless of current ability to travel.

Submit Application Here
Completed applications must be submitted online for competitive review by 11:59 p.m. PST, March 1, 2022. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

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TECPHI NOFO – CDC-RFA-DP22-2206 Tribal Epidemiology Centers Public Health Infrastructure

Grant Opportunities, TEC News

The purpose of the NOFO is to strengthen the public health infrastructure and capacity of 1) Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) and 2) the tribes and Urban Indian Organizations (UIO) they support to meet national public health accreditation standards and deliver the 10 Essential Public Health Services. This work will support efforts to effectively identify and address underlying social determinants of health, reduce persistent health disparities, and improve the overall health and wellbeing of American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

Deadline for Applications: May 11, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time

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Tribal Epidemiology Centers: HHS Actions Needed to Enhance Data Access

TEC News, TECs in the Media
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FAST FACTS – American Indians and Alaska Natives have worse health outcomes than the general U.S. population—such as a life expectancy that is 5.5 years shorter than the U.S. average. To provide public health support, Congress established tribal epidemiology centers and authorized their access to data collected by the Department of Health and Human Services.

March 4, 2022

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