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NIHB Webinar: Conducting a Public Health Accreditation Self-Assessment: Who, What, Why and How

Training, Webinar

Prior to committing to public health accreditation or for those who are simply interested in exploring what public health accreditation entails, Tribal public health entities may consider conducting a Self-Assessment. A public health accreditation self-assessment can be a powerful tool for highlighting strengths in the public health system, as well as identifying gaps and areas for improvement. Many Tribes have found this process extremely valuable and have used it to guide efforts toward improving their public health systems, regardless of whether or not their goal is public health accreditation. Join National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and three Tribal public health officials who conducted a self-assessment of their public health system and hear:

  • Why they chose to conduct a self-assessment
  • What they learned about their organization from the process
  • Who was involved, and
  • How they are using the results

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 2-3 PM ET

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National Conference on Tobacco or Health

The 2019 National Conference on Tobacco or Health will be held August 27-29, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Registration is now open.


The National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) is one of the largest, long-standing gatherings for top United States tobacco control professionals. The convening attracts a diversity of public health professionals committed to best practices and policies to reduce tobacco use—the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States.

On August 26th from 1-4 pm there will be an Indian Country Commercial Tobacco Control Roundtable.

1:00p – 1:15p Opening and Welcome
1:15p – 2:15p Roundtable Discussions:
-What are the struggles for your commercial tobacco work?
-What are successes of your commercial tobacco work?
-What do you need to succeed further?
-From Your Community?
-From Federal partners?
2:15p – 3:15p Break
2:30p – 3:30p Planning an Indian Country Tobacco Meeting:
-What would you like to see?
-What do we need to cover?
-Who is interested in helping?
3:30p – 4:00p Wrap Up and Closing

Improving Data Access and Use Between Tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Centers, and States

This webinar is for Tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TEC), and Tribal serving organizations to learn more about data access and the data use agreement (DUA)/memorandum of understanding (MOU) process. Attendees may also invite a colleague from the state Department of Health to attend the webinar. In this webinar subject matter experts (SMEs) from the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Oregon Office of Health Affairs, and the National Health Law Program/ChangeLab will provide an overview on drafting DUAs/MOUs and how TECs could work with tribes and states to get access to public health data. Participants learn more about some successful DSAs with TECs and Tribes and what TECs should consider when writing DSAs (e.g., protections for Tribes, small numbers policies, etc.). In addition SMEs will provide an overview of MOU Best Practices and share details on what states need to know when working with TECs and Tribes on writing and successfully completing agreements and MOUs provide. There will also be time for questions and answers at the end of the presentations.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
2 to 3:30 pm ET; 11 am to 12:30 pm PT

More details, including an agenda will be shared before the webinar.

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Who Counts? Racial Misclassification and American Indian/Alaska Natives

Join UIHI for a free webinar on the racial misclassification of American Indians and Alaska Natives in data. Hosted by UIHI Scientific Director, Adrian Dominguez, MS, this webinar will discuss how racial misclassification and limited analysis have excluded American Indian and Alaska Native populations from health assessments and community conversations, and will provide training on ways to improve capturing race of American Indians and Alaska Natives in data.

When: June 14, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT

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