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Consider attending the upcoming tribal wellness and resiliency gathering!

The third tribal wellness and resiliency gathering will be held on May 28-30, 2024, at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. 

This gathering will focus on a strengths-based approach to prevention and will strive to emphasize protective factors inherent in native cultural traditions and practices to address risk factors that adversely impact native people.

Health Equity Zones Initiative submission period now open for native communities

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to announce submissions are now open to select the state’s tribal or urban native community for the Health Equity Zones Initiative. Tribal and urban native communities from across Washington are encouraged to apply during the open submission process now through Wednesday, May 22. 

Region 10 Opioid Summit: Planning workgroups and call for proposals

The Region 10 Opioid Summit will be held in a hybrid format on July 25-26, 2024, with an in-person attendance option in Boise, ID.

This year's theme and title is "Breaking barriers, saving lives: Empowering individuals, strengthening families, healing communities, and embracing recovery." At least a quarter of this year's programming workshops will be dedicated to cultural and tribal-based services reaching American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

Applications now open for ArtsWA's tribal cultural affairs program

In 2023, Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) received funding to support tribal communities’ arts and culture. This funding may be used for arts and/or cultural-related activities. Examples include, but are not limited to: 

Healthy Youth Survey planning activities for tribal partners

Tribal leaders and their representatives are invited to participate in a series of four listening sessions to provide guidance and proposals for the 2025 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS). The HYS survey focuses on health risk and protective factors and offers rich information about how youth are doing in their own voices.

See you at DBHR's January LCM!

The Health Care Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) is hosting its next learning community meeting (LCM) for DBHR prevention and promotion contractors on Wednesday, January 24, 9:05 a.m. to noon. The meeting will include updates about the prevention budget and legislative session, including bills to watch, and more! 

Submit your proposal for the 2024 National Tribal Health Conference!

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites tribal leaders, health and public health professionals, policy specialists, and advocates to submit workshop proposals for the National Tribal Health Conference (NTHC) on May 19-23, 2024, in Rapid City, South Dakota. 

This year's conference theme is "Tribal Health Equity on Our Terms," and will focus on health promotion and disease prevention; behavioral health; public health policy, infrastructure, and systems; advocacy; and strong health care systems.

NIHB is seeking workshop proposals that:

THRIVE mental health resources

Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) is Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board's (NPAIHB) suicide prevention project. 

THRIVE works to reduce suicide rates among indigenous people living in the Northwest by providing culturally relevant mental health resources to increase knowledge and awareness about suicide and expand access to prevention and treatment services.

Native prevention fellow project presentations

The Native Center for Behavioral Health hosts a prevention fellowship program, a one-year career development and practicum for early-career professionals or students in the substance use prevention field. 

On Thursday, November 30, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., this year's three fellows will present the projects they have worked on during their fellowship year: 

Fentanyl discussed at annual Centennial Accord meetings

Last month, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation hosted the annual Centennial Accord meetings, a formal collaboration between the 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington and the state government. Hundreds of Tribal leaders from Washington, Idaho, and Oregon attended and participated in the meetings.