Overview

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Strengthen epidemiological surveillance and public health infrastructure to address issues of data quality and timeliness.
  3. Increase the use of evidence-based and culturally appropriate opioid overdose prevention and interventions within tribal and urban clinics.
  4. 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