IHS Epidemiology Program Cooperative

In fiscal year 2020, multiple initiatives are conducted through the Epi Cooperative Agreement. Some of these activities only occur upon request.

  • Assist with community health assessments
  • Conduct the First Food Policy and Law Scan (First Food PALS), an examination of breastfeeding policy and law as well as the provision of breastfeeding law and policy development technical assistance
  • Examine law and policy related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Evaluation support and technical assistance
  • Evaluation technical assistance for Tribes receiving Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative/Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (MSPI/DVPI) awards
  • Continue creation of community health profiles
  • Add to the number of factsheets in the Native Health in the Bemidji Area fact sheet series
  • Fulfill secondary data requests
  • Participate in advisory or work groups
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance for Tribes preparing for public health accreditation
  • Develop media to promote childhood immunization
  • Begin planning to conduct a Youth Risk Behavioral Survey (YRBS)
  • Conduct surveillance, technical assistance, education, and assessment activities related to HIV, Hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted infections
  • Supporting other GLITEC projects, such as the Bemidji Area Childhood Immunization Project (BACIP)