2018 National Native American Heritage Month Celebration
November 1, 2018
The NIH Tribal Health Research Office invites you to join us in honoring Native American Heritage Month. This celebration will include a presentation and discussion from special guest Dr. Joseph Gone, clinical-community psychologist and Professor of Anthropology and of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University. As this celebration’s special guest, Dr. Gone will share his thoughts and discuss American Indian therapeutic traditions and modern health treatments.
The NIH 2018 Native American Heritage Month Celebration will be held on Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. EST and will be broadcasted via videocast. For full event details please see the save-the-date below:
Tribal Advisory Committee Nominations for New Members Requested
June 2, 2017
Vacancies open for nomination include:
- Aberdeen/Great Plains Area (Delegate and Alternate)
- Alaska Area (Delegate and Alternate)
- Albuquerque Area (Delegate and Alternate)
- Bemidji Area (Delegate and Alternate)
- Billings Area (Alternate)
- California Area (Alternate)
- Nashville Area (Delegate and Alternate)
- Oklahoma Area (Alternate)
- Phoenix Area (Delegate and Alternate)
- Portland Area (Delegate and Alternate)
- Tucson Area (Delegate and Alternate)
- National At-Large Members (2 Delegates and 5 Alternates)
Nominations should be submitted no later than August 1, 2017.
Annual Tribal Consultation Session
May 8, 2017
NIH is pleased to announce that it will host its annual consultation session on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Alaska Time as a pre-meeting to the National Indian Health Board's Tribal Public Health Summit in Anchorage, Alaska. NIH staff will briefly review the structure, mission, and general functions of the NIH in leading biomedical research. Participating tribal members will then be asked to provide research priorities and concerns that can be used to help the NIH Tribal Health Research Office develop its first strategic plan. This consultation session will be held in-person with a toll-free conference line available. Tribal leaders and participants may obtain the login information and agenda from the NIH Tribal Health Research Office website: https://dpcpsi.nih.gov/thro.
"Storytelling about Health and Wellness in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities" Challenge Winners Announced
April 6, 2017
- In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, the Tribal Health Research Office announced the “Storytelling about Health and Wellness in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities” Challenge.
- The AI/AN population has long experienced a disparity in certain health conditions compared with other Americans. AI/AN communities have higher rates of diseases and disorders across several areas of health such as diabetes, chronic liver disease, certain cancers, mental health, and substance use.
- The NIH hoped that this Challenge would incentivize the public to showcase the strengths and resilience of these communities, their heritage and traditions, and how their culture promotes their health and well-being.
NIH Letter to Tribal Leaders
January 30, 2017
NIH Informational/Consultation Session on Tribal Interests in Research Involving Human Participants
Join us for a webinar on Feb 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST. The webinar will open at 2:00 PM EST to allow users time to test the connection.
The session will be organized in two parts. Part 1 will begin with NIH staff briefly reviewing NIH’s role in advancing research and in assuring the protection of individuals and populations participating in NIH-funded research. Staff will then address any questions and seek the perspectives of participating tribal members.
In part 2, participating tribal members will be asked to provide information and perspectives on the integration of tradition and culture in research design and conduct and partnering with tribes in those research activities.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
This page last reviewed on April 16, 2019