This grant supports the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) in implementing a strategic plan to overcome barriers to accreditation of tribal public health departments. In 2009, the Tribal Public Health Accreditation Advisory Board, convened by NIHB, determined that accreditation was feasible and recommended the strategic plan. Deliverables for this grant will include: (1) providing technical assistance to the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) to adapt national accreditation materials and processes to tribal public health delivery; (2) providing technical assistance and training on accreditation and public health quality improvement to tribes, including the three PHAB tribal beta sites; (3) forging and supporting partnerships between state, local and tribal health departments to coordinate and expand public health services to tribes; and (4) providing tribes with education concerning voluntary public health accreditation.
Amount Awarded $290,075.00
Awarded on: 3/10/2010
Time frame: 4/1/2010 - 9/30/2011
Grant Number: 67544