The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board and the Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center is pleased to announce 2 new funding opportunities in partnership with the Indian Health Service (with funding from the National Institutes of Health) and the Centers for Disease Control.
Funding opportunity #1: The Tribal Public Health Priorities CDC Project Sub-Award will be used in support of and response to local public health priorities and needs as well as contribute to the development of tribal public health workforce and infrastructure. It is anticipated that up to 12 awards will be available for the 2017-2018 funding cycle.
Funding opportunity #2: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health IHS/NIH Project Sub-Award will be used to support the assessment of and response to the leading public health priorities of substance abuse and/or mental health. It is anticipated that up to 6 awards will be available for the 2017-2018 funding cycle.
Applications are due on December 29, 2017. Request for Proposal available here:
GPTEC Subaward Funding – RFA AddendumTribal Public Health Subaward Opportunity Addendum
Join this webinar for question & answer sessions regarding the funding opportunities:Webinar Q and A Flyer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 14, 2017
Great Plains Good Health and Wellness Program
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board’s Community Health Department is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity through its Great Plains Good Health and Wellness (GPGHW) program. This funding opportunity will be used to increase the number of tribes within the Great Plains area who develop and implement assessment driven PSE strategies to improve nutrition and physical activity, reduce tobacco use and exposure, increase health literacy, and strengthen team-based care and community-clinical linkages.
It is anticipated that up to four awards will be available for the 2017-2018 funding cycle. Applications are due on December 1, 2017. Please review the Request for Proposal (RFP) and application for more information:
If you have questions regarding the RFP or application process, please call us at 605-721-1922.
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska Press Release
November 13, 2017
The NB3 Foundation has officially launched their Zero to 60 Challenge through the entire month of November. The entire NB3 staff will be taking the challenge, along with many other youth, families and organizations across the country. Please consider taking the Zero to 60 Challenge with them! For more information on the Challenge itself, please visit the following site: http://www.nb3foundation.org/zero-to-60/
We challenge you! That’s right, we challenge you and your family to cut out sugary beverages (sodas, sports drinks, juice drinks, sugary coffee, etc.) and drink more water for the entire month of November!
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board is joining the American Cancer Society in this year’s Great American Smokeout on November 16, 2017. This Challenge is open to all the Tribes of the Great Plains (SD, ND, NE, IA). Please contact Terra Houska for more information and your free quit kit! Prizes for those who stay smoke free for 30 consecutive days.
- 43.8% of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults reported current use of commercial tobacco in 2013.
- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among AI/AN.
- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among AI/AN.
- Smokers are at a higher risk of developing diabetes.
- 400,000 deaths in a year are attributed to smoking.
- One pack a day for an entire year is the same amount as a trip for one person to go to Disney World!
- Smoking-related illness costs more than $300 billion each year.
- Direct medical care for adults costs $170 billion each year.
- $5.6 billion in lost time at work due to secondhand smoke exposure.
- Smokers hike up the cost of insurance premiums that effect all non-smokers.