Tribal Public Health Capacity Building
Purpose of the program: The main purpose of the Umbrella Project is to reduce opioid use through partnerships, data quality improvement projects, and capacity building.
Program goals and objectives:
- Develop a comprehensive regional and tribal Opioid Strategic Plan to assess and address enhanced opioid surveillance, and to aid in the adoption and deployment of evidence-based interventions to improve public health outcomes.
- Strengthen epidemiological surveillance and public health infrastructure to address issues of data quality and timeliness.
- Increase the use of evidence-based and culturally appropriate opioid overdose prevention and interventions within tribal and urban clinics.
- Implement innovative community-based strategies.
Benefit to individual tribes:
- Increased resources and technical assistance to assist in program planning and evaluation for opioid-related data quality projects
- Opportunities for collaboration with state and federal agencies
- Funds availability to directly support opioid/substance use programming for each Tribe and urban Indian program