Epidemiology Program for American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and Urban Indian Communities

The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to fund Tribes, Tribal and urban Indian organizations, and intertribal consortia to provide epidemiological support for the AI/AN population served by Indian Health Service (IHS).

Tribal Epidemiology Center (TEC) activities should include,

credit:


but are not limited to, enhancement of surveillance for disease conditions; research, prevention and control of disease, injury, or disability; assessment of the effectiveness of AI/AN public health programs; epidemiologic analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of surveillance data; investigation of disease outbreaks; development and implementation of epidemiologic studies; development and implementation of disease control and prevention programs; and coordination of activities of other public health authorities in the region.

It is the intent of IHS to fund several TECs that will serve Tribes and urban Indian communities in all 12 IHS Administrative Areas.Each TEC selected for funding will act under a cooperative agreement with the IHS.

During funded activities, the TECs may receive Protected Health Information (PHI) for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability, including, but not limited to, reporting of disease, injury, vital events, such as birth or death, and the conduct of public health surveillance, public health investigation, and public health interventions for the Tribal and urban Indian communities that they serve.

TECs acting under a cooperative agreement with IHS are public health authorities for which the disclosure of PHI by covered entities is authorized by the Privacy Rule.

45 CFR 16 4. 512(b).
Related Programs

Epidemiology Cooperative Agreements

Department of Health and Human Services


Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Indian Health Service

Estimated Funding: $4,500,000


Who's Eligible



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Full Announcement

Additional Information of Eligibility:
AI/AN Tribes, Tribal organizations, and eligible intertribal consortia or urban Indian organizations as defined by 25 U.S.C.

1603(e) may be eligible for a TEC cooperative agreement.

Such entities must represent or serve a population of at least 60,000 AI/AN to be eligible as demonstrated by Tribal resolutions or the equivalent documentation from urban Indian clinic directors/Chief Executive Officers (CEOs).

Applicants must describe the population of AI/ANs and Tribes that will be represented.

The number of AI/ANs served must be substantiated by documentation describing IHS user populations, United States Census Bureau data, clinical catchment data, or any method that is scientifically and epidemiologically valid.

An intertribal consortium or urban Indian organization is eligible to receive a cooperative agreement if it is incorporated for the primary purpose of improving AI/AN health, and represents the Tribes, AN villages, or urban Indian communities in which it is located.

Resolutions from each Tribe, AN village and equivalent documentation from each urban Indian community represented must be included in the application package.

Collaborations with IHS Areas, Federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State, academic institutions or other organizations are encouraged (letters of support and collaboration should be included in the application).



Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/gogp/documents/HHS-2011-IHS-EPI-2011.pdf

Contact:
Paul GettysGrant Systems CoordinatorPhone 301-443-2114

Agency Email Description:
; e-mail for Grant Systems Coordinator

Agency Email:
paul.gettys@ihs.gov

Date Posted:
2011-06-03

Application Due Date:
2011-07-15

Archive Date:
2011-08-14


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