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Rural Tribal Health – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Dec 1, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that all tribal health programs and Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) have made their decision to receive the COVID-19 vaccine either through the Indian Health Service or their respective state. Describes the importance of allowing Indian health providers to choose their preferred method of delivery based on what is best for tribal communities.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nov 9, 2020 - Highlights efforts by the Navajo Nation to combat the spread of COVID-19 in their communities, describes how a combination of health education, curfews, and moving cultural practices to the digital world has decreased cases. Discusses the impact of the pandemic on disparities present in Native American communities.
Source: Center for Health Journalism
Oct 28, 2020 - Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) of scholarship program availability and deadlines for the Indian Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship, Pre-graduate Scholarship, and Health Professions Scholarship, which are intended to help meet the workforce needs of IHS and its healthcare system partners. Applications are due by February 28, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 16, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for the Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects (COIPP). This program will support Tribal and Urban Indian communities in their effort to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services to address the impact of the opioid crisis within their communities. Applications are due by December 15, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 13, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces the availability of over $34 million to be awarded under the IHS Loan Repayment Program for health professional education loans. Applications will be evaluated monthly starting February 15, 2021 until the final submission deadline of August 15, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 12, 2020 - Features the COVID-19 Epidemiology, Research, Testing and Services (CONCERTS) project at Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, which will help to reduce health disparities among American Indians and Native Alaskans. The project will work to understand who has been tested for the coronavirus and what challenges exist to getting people tested and ultimately vaccinated.
Source: Washington State University

Last Updated: 12/2/2020