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Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening

Grant Opportunities

Applications Due Friday, March 30, 2018.
Pre-Application Webinar Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:00-5:00 pm ET

“When you get a cancer diagnosis, your life changes from the way you know it, to doctor appointments, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and being home to recover.” 

– Frances Tiger, Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma, Breast Cancer Survivor, 
quoted by American Indian Cancer Foundation


Request for Applications

Cancer is a serious concern in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Although cancer rates vary by region, cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers are among the five most common in AI/AN women, and colorectal is among the top five for AI/AN men. Cancer deaths are decreasing in white populations, while cancer deaths are rising in AI/AN communities. Additionally, whites typically live longer than AI/ANs after being diagnosed with cancer.
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Tribal Health Systems Enhancement for Cancer Screening award. This funding will provide awards of up to $5,000 to three (3) Tribal clinics. Funding will be used to pilot test a toolkit developed by NIHB. This toolkit has been developed to share implementation guidelines for the priority evidence-based interventions (EBIs) found in the Community Guide to Preventive Services (Community Guide) Strategies. This action guide is designed specifically for Tribal health systems interested in increasing high-quality, population-based breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings. The funded pilot project will focus on breast and cervical cancer screenings and is expected to run from May 1st to July 31st, 2018. 
Download the Request for Applications (RFA)
Pre-Application Webinar
Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:00-5:00 pm ET

(3:00-4:00 pm CT/2:00-3:00 pm MT/1:00-2:00 pm PT/12:00-1:00 pm Alaska)
Register HERE
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Access code: 738 035 284

For additional information, please contact Breannon Babbel, bbabbel@nihb.org