The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) represents Tribal governments—both those that operate their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, and those receiving health care directly from the Indian Health Service (IHS). The NIHB, a non-profit organization, provides a variety of services to tribes, Area Health Boards, Tribal organizations, federal agencies, and private foundations, including advocacy, policy formation and analysis, legislative and regulatory tracking, direct and timely communication with Tribes, research on Indian health issues, program development and assessment, training and technical assistance programs, and project management.
The NIHB continually presents the Tribal perspective while monitoring federal legislation, and opening opportunities to network with other national health care organizations to engage their support on Indian health care issues.
Publications include the Washington Report, an e-newsletter; the Health Reporter, a quarterly newsletter; NIHB Guide to Congress; the Healthy Indian Country Initiative (HICI) Promising Prevention Practices Resource Guide to highlight promising prevention programs within Indian Country; and Restoring the Balance Public Health Brochure, a brochure created by NHIB and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to give people a better understanding of public health from a Tribal perspective.
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