Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center seeks to make funding and other opportunities available to our tribal and other partners for projects supporting a variety of meaningful public health activities through subawards, contracts, and other opportunities.
Tribal Data Assessment Projects
~UPDATE~ The application deadline for Tribal Data Assessment Projects has been extended to Friday, May 31.
The Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through its Public Health Infrastructure initiatives funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to support the completion of tribal assessments of data capacity, infrastructure, systems, and resource needs. Up to (4) awards are available under this initiative, with an estimated award amount up to $40,000. Proposals are due by (UPDATE) Friday, May 31, so act fast and apply today!
- Download the Tribal Data Assessment Project Request for Proposals
- Download the Tribal Data Assessment Project Proposal Packet
Response to Questions Received
Who is eligible to apply for this award?
As written in the Request for Proposals, eligible applicants include a “tribe, tribal agency, tribal program, health care facility servicing tribes or tribal members,
tribal non-profit organization, or other non-profit organization serving American Indians from the four-state Great Plains Area (ND, SD, NE, or IA).”
Note that due to the nature of the project, GPTEC plans to fund only (1) award to work with/within a given Great Plains Area tribe. We also encourage non-tribal applicants document/describe how they have already engaged with tribal officials to ensure/obtain support for and collaboration with the project to ensure its success.
What will the proposed assessment involve?
Great Plains TEC is still developing assessment tools, but generally speaking they will support contract recipients to collect general information on:
- Existing tribal (public) health data resources (datasets, reports, summaries)
- Existing tribal data capacity, infrastructure, and systems to support the management of data, including…
- Staff working on or contributing to this area
- Hardware and software for working with and storing data
- Physical storage
- Current and potential uses for tribal (public) health data (planning, prioritization, summarizing, grant applications, monitoring and evaluation of programs)
- Existing data policies and procedures
- Gaps and needs in any of the above
Note that tribes need not have the above currently in place in order to apply/qualify… one of the purposes of this award is to identify where gaps and needs exist in order to guide next steps in responding to those gaps and needs.
The intent of the tool will be to provide a general framework and overarching questions to answer, while providing background information on the topics involved, and general guidance on how/from whom information could be compiled, with the contractor determining the best way to compile/collect the data/information needed.
Additional updates will be provided as soon as they are available.
Tribal Public Health Accreditation Readiness Assessment
Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center is interested in working with (1) Great Plains Area tribe during Summer 2019 to conduct an assessment to identify readiness for pursuing tribal public health accreditation. Exact assessment procedures will be identified in partnership with the participating tribe, but will likely involve implementation of the Community Readiness Model and/or the Tribal Public Health System Performance Assessment (T-PHSPA) instrument.
If your tribe is interested in participating in this opportunity, please reach out to Molita Yazzie, TEC-PHI Program Manager, at [email protected] or fill out the form below.
Community Health Profiling Training (Rapid City, SD – Dates TBD)
Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center is pleased to offer a four-day comprehensive training to tribal health department and program staff in the development of tribal Community Health Profiles. Training participants will work with staff from GPTEC’s Data Coordinating Unit to: 1) understand the considerations involved in working with and translating/visualizing public health data; 2) access, compile, and process tribal-level census, infectious disease, maternal & child health, mortality, and other data; and, 3) develop a Community Health Profile for their community using real tribal-specific data.
If you are interested in participating in this training opportunity, please reach out to us at [email protected] or fill out the form below.