Tribal Success Stories

Tribal Success Stories are practice briefs developed by tribes for tribes.  In their own words, each success story describes the tribe’s journey towards achieving its goals, including its strategies, lessons learned and resources that supported their effort.  Success stories serve as a resource for other tribes who might be on a similar journey. Tribal Public […]

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A Commercial Tobacco Cessation Intervention in Tribal Communities

Guided by activities and reflections, More Than the 5A’s workbook is a practical guide for implementing an evidence-based commercial tobacco cessation intervention. This workbook is designed for staff delivery community-based programs in non-clinical settings. Program staff, community health nurses and representatives, among others, have a unique opportunity to help community members quit commercial tobacco because […]

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Tribal Health Governance Transformation Resource

(Feb 2021) Red Star and its partners from Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health based at the University of Washington, are excited to share Tribal Health Governance Transformation: A Resource to Strengthen Sovereignty Through Public Health Authority. This practical guide was created to enhance tribal governance and public health law, build strategic partnerships, […]

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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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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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