National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is hosting two upcoming webinars

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The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is hosting two upcoming webinars:

  1. Cross-Jurisdictional Considerations for Addressing Zika and Other Public Health Threats
  2. Zika Champions in Indian Country: Spotlight on Three Zika Projects Funded by the National Indian Health Board 

 

 

Cross-Jurisdictional Considerations for Addressing Zika and Other Public Health Threats

Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4:00-5:00 pm ET

(Beginning at 3 pm CT, 2 pm MT, 1 pm PT, 12 pm AK)*

*Note that times may vary if your state or Tribe does not follow major time zone patterns

 

Communicating, coordinating, and collaborating with adjacent or overlapping governments can be daunting in the best of situations. Collaboration becomes especially complex when those partnerships get tested in critical public health situations. Many Tribal governments face additional challenges, including the need to educate state and local partners on Tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction, and the status that Tribes and Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) hold as public health authorities.

 

Nevertheless, Tribal-State-Local partnerships are valuable and important – especially for emerging public health issues like Zika which can require emergency response as well as interdepartmental and cross-jurisdictional cooperation. Zika concerns multiple stakeholders within Tribal systems – along with other public health allies from state and local health departments – including emergency management, environmental health, and public health, as well as arenas within healthcare systems such as maternal child health, behavioral health, community health, and primary providers. Moreover, disease knows no bounds and collaboration can benefit everyone mutually.

 

Using Zika as an example, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Deputy Director and Director of Public Health Programs and Policy, Carolyn Angus-Hornbuckle, JD, will discuss benefits to cross-jurisdictional collaboration and tools to use to advance partnerships.

 

This webinar is part of the NIHB Zika project and are made possible by funding and support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Presenters

  • Carolyn Angus-Hornbuckle, JD (Mohawk), Deputy Director and Director of Public Health Programs and Policy, National Indian Health Board
  • Angelica Colagreco, MPH, Public Health Project Coordinator, National Indian Health Board

Audience

Cross-jurisdictional collaboration concerns multiple stakeholders within Tribal systems as many aspects of Tribal public health can benefit from partnership. This webinar is intended for anyone working in areas related to Zika or other cross-cutting public health threats within Tribal systems.

 

Learning Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the benefits of cross-jurisdictional collaboration
  • Describe tools and practices that can be used to advance partnerships

Learn more or register HERE

 

Zika Champions in Indian Country: Spotlight on Three Zika Projects Funded by the National Indian Health Board

Friday, May 18, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 pm ET

(Beginning at 12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT, 9 am AK)*

*Note that times may vary if your state or Tribe does not follow major time zone patterns

Last summer, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) announced a funding opportunity that would provide Tribes and Tribal organizations with up to $5000 to tackle one or two high impact, capacity building activities to prepare for the possibility of Zika transmission in Tribal communities. Three awardees received funding: Bishop Paiute Tribe (California), Indian Health Council (California), and Kaw Nation (Oklahoma). These Tribal champions have been striving to address this critical threat in creative ways within their communities and will wrap up their current projects at the end of April 2018.

 

“Zika virus has the potential to cause devastating health affects for Tribal communities and the next generation of indigenous children. This funding opportunity can help mobilize Tribes to take action for preparedness and response planning to help keep their communities safe.”

-Stacy Bohlen, Executive Director, National Indian Health Board

 

This webinar highlights the three Tribes and their projects’ successes, challenges, best practices, lessons learned, and ways that this work may be continued beyond the NIHB funding. Project activities include implementing an education campaign and engaging in vector control activities such as: holding partner meetings, participating in community health fairs, creating educational documents, identifying homes at high risk for mosquito activity, writing newsletter articles, providing Zika training to department leads, and distributing Zika kits.

 

This webinar and the NIHB Zika Response and Planning Mini Award program are part of the NIHB Zika project and are made possible by funding and support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Presenters

  • Angelica Colagreco, MPH, Public Health Project Coordinator, National Indian Health Board
  • Anson Black Calf (Navajo, Lakota Sioux), Environmental Technician, Indian Health Council 
  • Thomas Gustie (Bishop Paiute), Natural Resource Specialist, Bishop Paiute Tribe Environmental Management Office
  • Francine Hackett (Kaw Nation), MS, IT, BS, Director of Environmental Program, Kaw Nation
  • Angelina Renteria, MA (Navajo Nation), Public Health Programs Director, Project Coordinator, Indian Health Council
  • Rick Romero (Tohono O’odham, Mexican), Elder Fall Specialist, Certified Car Seat Technician, Indian Health Council

Audience

Zika is a complex problem that concerns multiple stakeholders within Tribal systems, including emergency management, environmental health, and public health, as well as arenas within healthcare systems such as maternal and child health, behavioral health, community health, and primary care. This webinar is intended for anyone working in areas related to Zika within Tribal systems – particularly representatives of Tribes, organizations, or departments interested in learning about Zika activities or exploring ways to implement Zika prevention or response programs within their own areas.

 

Learning Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the benefits of Zika prevention and response activities
  • Describe three Zika projects taking place in Indian Country
  • Identify successes, challenges, best practices, and lessons learned from these Zika projects

Learn more or register HERE

 

 

Webinars are held as part of the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Zika project with support from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although these webinars focus on Zika information as examples, they also contain information that may be applicable to a variety of Tribal public health issues such as vector control and emergency preparedness. 

 

Learn more about NIHB’s Zika project HERE. You may also post a question or request technical assistance. 

 

You can find additional information about the upcoming webinars or the Zika project by  contacting the Zika Public Health Project Coordinator at acolagreco@nihb.org.