Upcoming Events

March 2014

Summer Research Enhancement Program (SREP)

SREP applications are due March 28th 

Program dates are May 27th - August 1st

Find Applications and Brochure here.


National Indian Health Board 5th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit

Building Healthy Native Communities: Knowledge, Tools and Know- How

  • March 31 – April 2, 2014
  • Holiday Inn Grand Montana
  • Billings, Montana

NIHB’s Tribal Public Health Summit brings together Tribal leaders, Tribal health directors, medical practitioners, mental health professionals, public health staff, advocates, epidemiologist and researchers alike to present the latest information and updates on the crucial and important work currently taking place in Indian Country. As part of this dialogue, the conference provides a forum to identify both the challenges and promising solutions to achieving healthy Native Communities. The Summit also provides an unprecedented opportunity to build new partnerships and discover ways to leverage resources.

The Summit will explore a wide range of topics including: public health infrastructure, public health law & policy, data & surveillance, public health communications, public health emergency preparedness, access to care, workforce development, and new research.

Find registration and more information here.

Call for proposals

IHB encourages presentations highlighting evidenced based, best or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. NIHB is particularly interested in presentations that provide tools along with information and research, so that participants may leave with the tools they need to make the knowledge they gain actionable. NIHB also welcomes presentations that illustrate the ways partnerships can strengthen public health initiatives in Indian Country.

Find proposal information here.

Proposal application: Print or Online version.

Call for Special Diabeties Program for Indians posters

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees to submit proposals highlighting the accomplishments of their programs to be presented during the 5th Annual NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit, “Building Healthy Native Communities: Knowledge, Tools, and Know-How” from March 31-April 2, 2014 in Billings, Montana.

This is a great way to highlight your program and for your success stories to be heard by a large audience. Grantees interested in submitting a proposal can send them directly to NIHB via email at: jdaniel@nihb.org. The deadline for proposal submissions is March 3, 2014.

Find poster information here.

April 2014


Man Up Men's Health Conference

  • April 10-11, 2014
  • 10:30 am- 5 pm
  • Hopi Veteran's Memorial Center, Kykotsmovi, Arizona
View the Save the Date card here.
For more information contact Kellen Polingyumptewa: (928)734-1151

ManUp Flyer

Register Now for 2nd Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit

  • April 14-17, 2014
  • Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

There will be two training tracks: 

  • Track 1 is Applied Agriculture
  • Track 2 is Outreach.

Attendees can attend sessions in just one track, or they can customize their experience by selecting from any of the sessions. There are also two optional Field Working Sessions on Thursday, April 17 from 1 to 5 p.m., which will be held at the Oneida Farm, Tsyunhehkwa and the cannery.

Also check the website if you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, or if you want to showcase any traditional foods from other tribes and regions, or want to share samples of your packaging, marketing materials or products.

Sign up now! Online registration and information is here.

May 2014

Summer Research Enhancement Program

Dine College

View brochure and Applications here, due: March 28, 2014

Overview & Schedule

Program Dates

May 27 - August 1, 2014

  • Stage I
  • May 27 - June 13

Intensive training at Tsaile Campus where students develop skills in disease prevention and health promotion research techniques. Course topics include:

    • Public Health,
    • Ethics & Research Methods,
    • Epidemiology,
    • Statistics,
    • Health Promotion &  Disease Prevention,
    • Nutrition & Nutritional Assessment,
    • Cancer & Disease Processes Prevention Approaches. 
  • Stage II
  • June 16 - July 25

Student interns are placed in or near their home communities at health care facilities or educational institutions where they will participate in a variety of on-going public health & health research or related projects.

  • Stage III
  • July 28 - August 1

At the conclusion of the program, students & staff will work on analysis of data & presentations of experiences in public health & health research.

While participating in the SREP, the student researcher will receive:

  • A $3,600.00 Stipend (distributed throughout the program)

During the 3-week training session at Diné College-Tsaile Campus, the student will receive:

  • Room & Board
  • Books & Materials
  • 7 transferable credit hours (4 classroom credits and 3 practicum credits)
  • All college fees & materials will be covered

A Sample of Previous Intern Sites

  • Diné College - Shiprock, NM
  • Northern Navajo Medical Center - Shiprock, NM
  • Gallup Indian Medical Center - Gallup, NM
  • Kayenta Health Center - Kayenta, AZ
  • Tsaile Health Center - Tsaile, AZ
  • Fort Defiance Health Center - Fort Defiance, AZ
  • Connelly House, San Juan Regional Medical Center - Farmington, NM
  • Native American Diabetes Program - Albuquerque, NM
  • Many Farms Wellness Center - Many Farms, NM
  • Zuni Ramah IHS Service Unit - Zuni, NM
  • Navajo Division of Health - Window Rock, AZ
  • CHR Program - Gallup, NM
  • Hopi Special Diabetes/Wellness Center - Second Mesa, AZ
  • Chinle Wellness Center - Chinle, AZ
  • Diabetes Prevention Program/Look Ahead - Shiprock, NM
  • Navajo Special Diabetes Program - Fort Defiance, AZ
  • Navajo Nation Breast & Cervical Cancer Program - Tuba City, AZ


Mark Bauer, PhD


Dine College

P.O. Box 580

Shiprock, NM 87420
Phone: 505-368-3589
Fax: 505-368-3591
Brenda Hosley, PhD

Phone: 505-506-1292


Donald Robinson, PhD

Phone: 928-283-5113 Ext. 7520


June 2014

 Resiliency conference

 The Native Research Network: 25th  Native Health Research Conference

  • Date: June 1-5th, 2014
  • Location: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona. 

The conference enhances our collective ability to advance biomedical, behavioral, and health services research for the benefit of Indigenous communities, as well as showcase recent health research projects and efforts undertaken in Native communities. The theme of this conference is “Resiliency.”

NRN invites you to submit an abstract in research, projects (including abstracts describing positive community collaborations that further American Indian/Alaska Native health and research partnerships), and conceptual or theoretical development.

View save the date card here.

Abstracts are due no later than January 15, 2014

**Please submit all abstracts to NRNabstracts@gmail.com