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Rural Tribal Health – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Jul 2, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $15 million to Tribes across the Nation as part of HUD's Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat program. The program provides funding to help Tribes respond to COVID-19, including supporting projects to improve and provide housing.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jul 2, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) announced the national expansion of the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP), which provides education and training to tribal community health providers. The CHAP model increases access to healthcare in rural and remote areas of Indian Country by delivering care to patients in their own environment.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 23, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting application for the Dental Preventive and Clinic Support Centers Program. The two goals of the program are to provide support, guidance, training, and enhancement of IHS/Tribal/Urban (I/T/U) dental programs within their area; and to ensure that the services of the support centers and the I/T/U dental programs result in measurable improvements in the oral health status of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients. Applications are due by September 21, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 23, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for the Tribal Management Grant (TMG) Program. The program is intended to help tribes prepare to assume management of IHS programs, services, functions, and activities and improve Tribal health management. Applications are due August 24, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 22, 2020 - Notice of proposed rule from the Indian Health Service (IHS) to remove regulations that have never been implemented and were referred to as "suspended" in a 1999 Federal Register Notice. Comments on this rule are due by August 21, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 21, 2020 - Discusses restrictions that tribal governments across the country are putting in place to prevent further spread of COVID-19 on reservations, as surrounding communities and states loosen their precautions.
Source: The Hill
Jun 18, 2020 - The Indian Health Service is accepting application for the Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program which is designed to decrease the incidence of severe injuries and death in American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Applications are due by October 1, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 16, 2020 - June 15-21, 2020 is National Men's Health Week, serving as a reminder to take care of one's health, increase awareness of preventable health issues, and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. Describes how American Indian and Alaska Native men generally face greater health disparities and mortality rates, includes resources and support to help this population prioritize wellness.
Source: Indian Health Service
Jun 4, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $120 million in Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) awards to Tribes across the country. Funding aims to support the development of American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jun 2, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) announced that it is forming a Critical Care Response Team of physicians, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide urgent medical care to COVID-19 patients admitted to IHS or tribal hospitals. If a hospital or other medical location needs additional resources, the critical care response team can be at the bedside of the patient within 24-48 hours.
Source: Indian Health Service
May 28, 2020 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $15 million to 52 Tribes, Tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, and other health services providers to Tribes across 20 states to aid in COVID-19 response efforts. The funding is provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and aims to support the healthcare workforce, maximize telehealth services, and increase testing capacity.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 26, 2020 - The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces funding available for public transportation on tribal reservations in rural areas. The funding may support capital, planning, and limited operational assistance for tribal public transit services. Applications are due August 24, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
May 26, 2020 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting application for a cooperative agreement for the National Indian Health Outreach and Education Program. Through this program, IHS seeks to provide outreach and education to American Indian and Alaska Native populations with a focus on improving Indian healthcare, promoting awareness, visibility, advocacy, training, technical assistance, and education efforts. Applications are due by June 29, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
May 22, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced payments of $500 million to the Indian Health Service (IHS) including tribal hospitals and clinics, to support the tribal response to COVID-19.
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Last Updated: 7/6/2020