In an effort to honor individuals, Tribes, organizations, and programs that have enriched and improved American Indian and Alaska Native public health, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites nominations for the Native Public Health Innovation Award. NIHB created this award to recognize excellence, achievement, and innovations that are above and beyond the call of service. NIHB recognizes that public health is a Native traditional value, and that Tribes have led the way in creating and implementing public health programming and services that align not only with contemporary needs, but with cultural beliefs as well. This award will highlight the work and vision of a Tribe, individual, organization or program that has worked to improve health status, implement new programming, address long standing health disparities, and/or increase the visibility of public health concerns.
NIHB will present the award at the 8th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit in Anchorage, Alaska during a plenary session. All nominations should be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, April 14, 2017. The winner will be notified within two weeks upon close of the nominations.When submitting a nomination, please consider the following:1. Contributions must be in the field of public health.2. Contributions should have helped to advance the state of Tribal public health policy or programming, or improved the nature of public health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives at the Tribal, Area, or national level.Questions? Please contact Win Reilly at WReilly@nihb.org
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Deadline: April 14, 2017
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