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Tribal Infection Control Officers and Health Officials Training Scholarships

National Indian Health Board
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Carmen Sanders


The National Indian Health Board Project Firstline Program offers scholarships for tribal infection control officers and health officials to take courses to expand their knowledge of infection control and improve their ability to prevent infections in Tribal communities.

Funds may also be used to complete either the Association of Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) certification or the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiologists (CBIC) certification exam.

Infection control learning opportunities may be found at:


Eligibility includes:

  • Must be employed at a tribal healthcare facility
  • Must be tribal infection control officers and/or health officials that manage or supervise infection control operations, or other staff that have been temporarily given this responsibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Must plan on continuing employment with the tribe for at least 6 months following completion of the training or certification
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Scholarship amounts vary. NIHB will fund up to 9 CBIC or CDIPC exam fees and up to 35 online training course fees.

Application process

A link to the application is available on the program website.

Email completed applications to Carmen Sanders.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Health workforce education and training · Infectious diseases · Oral health · Public health

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