SAVE THE DATE – NOV 11, 2021

Join Indigenous Leaders for conversations about the health and healing of our rivers. Leaders from tribes in Arizona traveled to the Whanganui River in Aotearoa/New Zealand to participate in an exchange affirming Indigenous knowledge as a means for ensuring a sustainable future for our rivers. A Meeting of Sacred Waters is a 1-day virtual gathering […]

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International Indigenous Knowledge Exchange

The Māori peoples of the Whanganui River in New Zealand view their ancestral river, Te Awa Tupua, as an indivisible whole, incorporating its tributaries and all its physical and metaphysical elements from the mountains to the sea.  In February 2020, Tribal Leaders from Arizona travelled to the Whanganui River for a cross cultural exchange. Resources

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Becoming Butterfly through Performance Management

Becoming Butterfly is a framework that draws from an Indigenous model of healing, and proposes a community-centered, public health approach to transform Indigenous health systems using an adapted performance management model to improve health.

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A Blueprint for Advancing the Health and Wellness of Our Native Communities

This blueprint report represents a tribal public health agenda based on national input and synthesis of regional and national tribal roundtables.  The agenda includes seven strategic priorities with actionable strategies.

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Tribal Public Health Institute Feasibility Findings

Findings discussed in this report affirm the feasibility and desirability of a TPHI to serve as a partner in addressing the health needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The report describes a strong Tribal outreach and engagement approach through the project.

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A Case for Tribal Public Health Institutes

Tribal Nations are challenged with protecting its citizens from the preventable causes of death, injury, illness and disability. Public health threats, such as chronic disease, infectious disease outbreaks, and natural disasters, have reinforced the need for a strong public health infrastructure. This practice brief describes how public health has evolved to include more collaborative and […]

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Pacific Island Guide to Public Health Performance and Accreditation

This resource was designed in collaboration with U.S. Pacific Island territories and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.  Based on the principles of traditional Polynesian canoeing practices, this resource provides guidance on building teams, engaging community, and using the accreditation standards and measures as a navigational tool to improve performance.

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Tribal Guidebook and Roadmap to Accreditation

Presented based on the concepts and principles of planting the three sisters  – corn, beans, and squash – this resource provides a comprehensive approach for tribal health departments preparing for public health accreditation from start to finish.

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Tribal Strategic Planning Guide

This capacity-building resource is for tribal department interested in conducting a strategic planning process, especially those interested in public health accreditation.

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Tribal Guide to Self Assessment for Accreditation

An organizational self-assessment against the accreditation standards and measures is an effective way for tribes to evaluate their performance and readiness for accreditation. Engaging key stakeholders in the self-assessment process is essential to understanding how the system partners work together to provide important services. This resource guides tribes through the self-assessment process to determine their […]

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