April 11, 2023

Registration for the 2023 RADx®-UP Scientific Meeting is Open

The NIH RADx®-Underserved Populations (RADx®-UP) initiative will hold its annual Scientific Meeting virtually on May 3, 2023, from 1 to 5 p.m. E.T. Scheduled presentations include an update about the Cherokee Nation Community-Driven Program for Testing and Contact Tracing (Cherokee PROTECT) survey, and COVID-19 monitoring methods, building capacity, and Indigenous data sovereignty with a Northern Plains Tribe.

March 27, 2023

Tracking COVID-19 Through Wastewater

NIH is funding studies on the use of wastewater testing to monitor SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, including in Tribal communities. Dr. Otakuye Conroy-Ben (Oglala Lakota) and her colleagues hope that the groundwork she has done will offer a template that any Tribe with wastewater treatment can use to monitor COVID-19 on their own.

March 16, 2023

NIH Director’s Statement: Dr. Karina Walters selected to lead NIH Tribal Health…

NIH announces the selection of Karina L. Walters, Ph.D., M.S.W., an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, as director of THRO.

February 17, 2023

The Small Business Innovation Research/Technology Transfer Program Encourages N…

The NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) encourages SBIR/STTR Program applications from entrepreneurs of all backgrounds, including American Indian and Alaska Native business owners.

December 7, 2022

Webinar: Safety and health training for American Indians and Alaska Natives in …

The Western Region Universities Consortium (WRUC), funded by the NIEHS Worker Training Program, partners with Tribal entities in the Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska to provide training on hazardous waste, hazmat transport, and emergency response, specifically in underserved and remote Tribal communities. Learn more about environmental training and job pathways for unemployed residents of rural Alaska communities disproportionately impacted by environmental health exposures.

December 7, 2022

Event recording: 2022 annual NIH Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting

NIH hosts its annual TAC meeting, including virtual presentations from leaders across NIH and others involved in Tribal health research.

November 16, 2022

Event recording: Protecting the health of future generations through community-…

THRO and NIEHS hosted a Native American Heritage Month virtual lecture about NIEHS-funded environmental health research in Alaska with co-presenters Viola “Vi” Waghiyi and Pamela Miller, of the Alaska Community Action on Toxics. Hear stories about the region and learn how this collaborative research began as the presenters discuss their decades of experience conducting community-based participatory research with local Tribes, including how their work has been informed by traditional and community knowledge, a summary of findings, and policy actions and interventions to protect health.

November 1, 2022

App provides culturally tailored fish consumption guidelines to Anishinaabe

A phone app for reducing exposure to harmful contaminants from fish consumption was developed for the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe and associated Great Lakes Tribes). It is called Gigiigoo’inaan, which means “our fish” in the Ojibwe language. Phone apps and online environmental health literacy resources can be effective ways to reach community members with important health information.

November 1, 2022

Lecture overview: Connection between culture and science

In a new resource, THRO summarizes key observations made by Dr. Donald Warne in his November 2021 guest lecture about the interconnectedness of Native culture and science. Recorded lecture is also available.

October 27, 2022

Honoring Health Newsletter – Fall 2022

This newsletter provides THRO-curated Tribal health research and funding news from across NIH.