June 1, 2022

Honoring Health Newsletter – Summer 2022

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

May 16, 2022

Tribal Consultation: NIH Strategic Plan for Tribal Health Research, FY2024-2028

The next NIH strategic plan for Tribal health research will build upon the existing plan to improve the agency’s relationship and collaborative efforts with Native communities and aims to address health research needs. Tribal Consultation will occur during the HHS regional consultations.

April 26, 2022

Tobacco smoking rates are decreasing in people with major depression and substa…

A NIDA study found there were significant reductions in cigarette use between the years 2006 and 2019 from people with major depression and/or substance abuse disorder, but the rates for non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native people did not decline. This highlights the need for more prevention and treatment efforts for these communities.

April 22, 2022

Tribal health research and resources related to bone, muscle, skin, and autoimm…

THRO Director Dr. David R. Wilson and NIAMS Director Dr. Lindsey A. Criswell talk about bone, muscle, skin, and autoimmune diseases; their impact on AI/AN people; and related research and resources.

April 6, 2022

NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx®)…

The RADx TDR is intended to be an independent research data repository governed under the principles and practices of Tribal sovereignty. It will provide responsible data sharing and access to researchers and their collaborators who generate or are interested in working with RADx American Indian and Alaska Native research data. Letter of Intent due date: May 1, 2022.

April 1, 2022

New Tribal Consultation Policy Issued

The NIH Record highlights the new NIH Tribal Consultation Policy.

March 31, 2022

Tribal Consultation: Research needed to address the opioid crisis, including ma…

The Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, speeds scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. NIH seeks input from Tribal leaders to develop priorities and collaborative strategies to address chronic pain management and opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.

March 17, 2022

New Tribal Consultation Policy: Fostering Consistent, Meaningful Engagement wit…

THRO Director Dr. David R. Wilson shares information about the new NIH Tribal Consultation policy.

February 11, 2022

Tribal Consultation: National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), February 11, 20…

N3C collects clinical, laboratory, and diagnostic data from hospitals and clinics and makes data accessible to researchers seeking to understand COVID-19. NIH seeks input and recommendations from Tribal leaders on whether and how to appropriately make American Indian and Alaska Native data available to Tribal researchers and to the broader scientific research community.

December 15, 2021

Percentage of adolescents reporting drug use decreased significantly in 2021 as…

The percentage of young people reporting substance use decreased significantly in 2021, including among the 0.9% of respondents who identified as American Indian or Alaska Native.