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Addressing Unmet Vision Needs of Native Communities in the United States

Grant Opportunities

Seva Foundation: Addressing Unmet Vision Needs of Native Communities in the United States provides funding to primary eye care clinics, training to build local capacity and sustain eye service delivery, pediatric eye care and screening programs, and technology to leverage resources and extend the reach of eye care services. Eligibility is limited to organizations with established relationships and/or programs with AI/ANs.

Deadline for Letter of Intent: Friday, April 26, 2019

Call for Ideas

RMTEC Success Story: A Matter of Balance

Success Stories, TEC News

Elderly Fall Prevention

The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council, Epidemiology Center (RMTEC) has been working with the IHS Billings Area Office to implement an evidence-based program entitled A Matter of Balance, as a part of Elderly Fall Prevention.


A Matter of Balance program includes both an education and exercise component and is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.


In November 2018, an employee from each office attended a training to become A Matter of Balance Master Trainers. As Master Trainers, their role is to train volunteer coaches in the Tribal communities, who will then go on to facilitate A Matter of Balance classes in their communities.

Recently, the Master Trainers held their first coach training, and six volunteers became certified as A Matter of Balance Coaches. These coaches plan to start their classes in late spring or early summer. The Master Trainers are excited to train more volunteers in the other Tribal communities and plan to have A Matter of Balance Coaches trained in each site by the end of summer 2019.

Elderly Fall PreventionKaylee Vandjelovic, Public Health Specialist at RMTEC and one of the Master Trainers, discussing A Matter of Balance program during the coach training.

Elderly Fall PreventionThe six new volunteer coaches with the Master Trainers, after completing the two-day training and earning their certificates.




AISES National Conference

Indigenizing the future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

The Annual American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and First Nation high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies!

The 2019 AISES National Conference will be held in Milwaukee, WI at the Wisconsin Center.

Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

For your convenience, AISES has contracted a group rate at hotels that are adjacent to the Convention Center.

Announcement of Availability of Funds for Replication of Programs Proven Effective through Rigorous Evaluation to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy, Behavioral Risk Factors Underlying Teenage Pregnancy, or Other Associated Risk Factors (Tier 1) Phase I

Grant Opportunities

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to replicate programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors. Phase I Tier 1 projects will identify how to bring effective programs to scale and build the knowledge base on understanding what elements/components/factors are important to broad program success.

Applicants should replicate one or more effective programs in a community(ies) and/or among populations identified by current federal statistical reports as being most vulnerable to teen pregnancy, STDs, multiple partners, and other risks associated with sexual activity. Applicants may also select a community(ies) and/or populations within the community that have not experienced declines in teenage pregnancy or other associated risk factors commensurate with national declines.

Applicants are expected to propose to serve age groups most likely to engage in sexual risk behaviors. While younger adolescents may be included in the project, OAH expects that services will also focus on adolescents 15-19 years of age, recognizing the importance of reinforcing healthy decision-making throughout adolescence. Each selected community must be defined by clear geographic boundaries in order to assure that the number of youth served can be identified and rates of teenage pregnancy and other associated risk factors can be monitored.

Closing Date for Applications: Apr 15, 2019

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7th Annual Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Summit

The theme of this year’s summit is “Nurturing the Future of Native Youth Through Research.” It will feature presentations showcasing innovative research being conducted in AIAN child/adolescent/youth health, as well two panel presentations from youth researchers and the CRCAIH Tribal Partners.

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