Tribal Issues

Marathon County Health Department Receives a National Grant to Improve Local Public Health Services among 18 Local and Tribal Health Departments

This is a press release announcing the receipt of a two-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore how cross-jurisdictional sharing might help Marathon County Health Department, with 18 other local public health agencies, fulfill its mission of protecting and promoting the health of the community. It was developed by the Northwoods Shared […]

Culture Card: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness American Indian and Alaska Native

The purpose of this guide is to provide basic information for federal disaster responders and other service providers who may be deployed or otherwise assigned to provide or coordinate services in American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Available online: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA08-4354/SMA08-4354.pdf

Responding to Public Health Emergencies on Tribal Lands: Jurisdictional Challenges and Practical Solutions

Observers have identified a strong need for states and tribes to coordinate responses to public health emergencies on Indian lands. This paper explores the need for such collaboration and the difficulties such cross-jurisdictional relationships face. Available online.

Emergencies Relevant to California Tribes and the Prevalence of Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Between Tribes and Counties for Emergency Management

This poster presentation from the from the California Tribal Epidemiology Center at the California Rural Indian Health Board examined the types of emergencies relevant to tribal communities in California and the prevalence of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) for emergency management (i.e., preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery) between California tribal and county governments. This study also explored whether […]

National Policy Matrix: Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Arrangements Between Tribes and Counties

Staff from the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB) interviewed representatives from the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), and each of the 12 Indian Health Service (IHS) Areas in order to gather information about knowledge of CJS arrangements between tribes and counties throughout the nation. Available online: https://crihb.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CJSNationalPolicyMatrix.pdf

Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing Arrangements Between Tribes and Counties for Emergency Preparedness Readiness

This ongoing study will examine cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) between tribal and county governments in emergency preparedness capacity building and response. Investigators from the California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc., and partners from California Conference of Local Health Officers, Inter-Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation, California Department of Health Care Services, and Indian Health Program of the […]

Barriers to Collaboration Between Tribal and County Governments: Planning for Major Disasters and Other Emergencies

This policy brief from the California Tribal Epidemiology Center at the California Rural Indian Health Board is intended for policymakers, tribal advisors and elected officials, multi-level offices of emergency services or homeland security, state departments of public health, and for the various emergency management and government associations, administrators, and related Native American agencies and their […]