Tribal Resources created by Red Star Innovations and the Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, Inc.

The Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, Inc. and Red Star Innovations have compiled a number of surveys, assessments and toolkits with general information for use by tribes interested in pursuing public health accreditation and completing community health assessments for accreditation. These resources and tools, which reside on the IWHI website, are continually being expanded to include additional information.

For more information, contact phsharing@khi.org.

It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.

  • Accreditation / Essential Services: Many tribes have created health departments or provided some public health services as part of an overall approach to caring for their communities but, as in non-tribal jurisdictions, there remains great variation in size, scope, structure and service mix.
  • Background / History: The resources provide background regarding tribal health in the U.S., discuss tribal health departments’ progress toward accreditation, and highlight state experiences, including initial lessons learned from engaging tribes in accreditation and quality efforts.
  • Tribal Issues: Tribal public health systems are complex and include many stakeholders, including tribal epidemiology centers, governments, and colleges; business and industry; state and local health departments with which services are often collaboratively provided; federal agencies; and others.

This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.

  • Why? / Phase One: Many tribal health departments are engaging tribal and community leadership in CHAs to identify and prioritize important health issues in order to plan, adapt and respond to important health concerns in their community.
  • What? / Phase One: Many tribal health departments are engaging tribal and community leadership in CHAs to identify and prioritize important health issues in order to plan, adapt and respond to important health concerns in their community.
  • Who? / Phase One: Many tribal health departments are engaging tribal and community leadership in CHAs to identify and prioritize important health issues in order to plan, adapt and respond to important health concerns in their community.