Building Public Health Infrastructure in Tribal Communities to Accelerate Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in Indian Country (RFA-DP17-1704)
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement to increase the capacity of Tribal Epidemiology Centers to deliver public health functions to and with the tribes/villages in their Indian Health Service (IHS) Area (including the urban tribal community). The awards will contribute to reductions in chronic diseases and risk factors, reductions in disparities in health outcomes, and improvements in overall health by building public health capacity and infrastructure in Indian Country for disease surveillance, epidemiology, prevention and control of disease, injury, or disability, and program monitoring and evaluation.
A total of approximately $8.5 million was awarded in FY18 to the twelve Tribal Epidemiology Centers and one Network Coordinating Center, the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, which is part of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. The Network Coordinating Center will provide project organization, support for collaboration and communication, and performance evaluation support for the funded Tribal Epidemiology Centers.