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Rural Tribal Health – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Oct 18, 2021 - Announces $7.7 million in funding to expand the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) among 10 tribes and tribal organizations. Describes the training activities of CHAP and offers a list of funding recipients.
Source: Indian Health Service
Oct 8, 2021 - Analyzes COVID case and death data to identify racial and ethnic disparities and how those disparities may be changing over time. Includes a discussion of COVID trends in rural areas.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
Oct 8, 2021 - Discusses the new Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which is located in a small town in Oklahoma. Operated as a collaboration between OSU and the Cherokee Nation, it is the first tribally affiliated medical school in the United States. The school will focus on producing physicians to practice in rural and tribal communities.
Source: Scripps Media via KJRH-TV
Oct 1, 2021 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) establishing and seeking nominations for a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Tribal Advisory Committee (CIIHE TAC) to support research, education, service, and policy development advancing Indigenous solutions that ultimately address health disparities in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. CIIHE TAC will consist of 16 delegate positions: One from each of the 12 geographic areas served by the Indian Health Service and four National At-Large Member positions. Delegates must be elected tribal officials from a federally recognized tribe acting in their official capacity as elected officials of their tribe or individuals designated by an elected tribal official. Nominations are due by October 29, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 1, 2021 - Announces a comment period to improve the National Indian Health Board's Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS II), including information on opportunities to comment and contact information.
Source: National Indian Health Board

Last Updated: 10/19/2021