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Strong Systems, Stronger Communities: Strengthening Tribal Public Health Systems

Grant Opportunities

Request for Applications – Applications due Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pleased to announce funding for Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC) for Tribes.

This opportunity builds on NIHB’s Tribal Accreditation Support Initiative (2014-2018), and continues NIHB’s commitment to the strengthening of Tribal public health systems by offering support and technical assistance specifically to Tribes as they complete projects to improve their performance, meet national public health accreditation standards, and/or promote interconnection across the public health system to improve population health.

Tribes will have the opportunity to perform work in performance improvement (PI) and/or system improvement (SI). Support for public health accreditation activities is offered, but seeking accreditation is not required.

The intended outcomes of SSSC are:

  • Increased performance improvement practice
  • Increased innovation in response to system integration challenges, and
  • Progress toward national public health standards.

Tribes who have participated in Tribal ASI in the past have reported the following benefits to their PI and public health accreditation efforts:

  • Credibility
  • Improved Quality of Services
  • Improved Health of the Community
  • Staff Pride
  • Improved State and Local Relations
  • Population Health Protection Assurances
  • Sovereignty