National Indian Health Board’s 11th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit
March 17-19, 2020
Chi Health Center, Omaha, NE
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Summit Information

Please join the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) for the 11th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit (TPHS) March 17-19, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska at the CHI Health Center Omaha (Arena & Conference Center). The National Tribal Public Health Summit is a premiere Indian public health event that attracts over 500 Tribal public health professionals, elected leaders, advocates, researchers, and community-based service providers.
Important Dates!

Native Public Health Innovation Award Nominations Due: December 6
Workshop and Roundtable Proposals Due: December 15
SDPI Poster Session Proposals Due: December 20

Attendee and exhibitor registration for the 11th Annual Tribal Public Health Summit will open later this month. Please keep an eye out for information regarding registration.
Call for Proposals

Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET

Public health practitioners, researchers, and policy experts are invited to submit proposals for 90 minute workshops and/ or roundtables.

NIHB encourages presentations highlighting evidenced based, best, wise, or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. NIHB is particularly interested in interactive presentations that provide information and research, so that participants can make the knowledge they gain actionable. NIHB is also looking for presentations highlighting the social determinants of health (i.e. socioeconomic status, access to education and employment, the physical environment, etc.) as they pertain to the issues discussed. Please choose the track that best fits your proposal.

This year, the Summit will feature 5 tracks:

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Public Health Policy, Infrastructure, Workforce, and Systems
Substance Misuse, Opioids and Behavioral Health
Environmental Health and Climate Change
NEW THIS YEAR! Traditional Public Health Practice

NIHB hosted an informational webinar to learn more about submitting a high quality proposal for TPHS. View the recording here.

For more information, or to submit a proposal, click here.
Native Public Health Innovation Awards: Submit Nominations Now Open!
Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET

The 2020 NIHB Native Public Health Innovation Awards were created to recognize excellence, achievement, and innovations that are above and beyond the call of service. Each award will highlight the work and vision of a Tribe, individual, organization, or program that has worked to improve health status or outcomes, implement new programming, address long standing health disparities, and/or increase the visibility of Tribal public health concerns.

NIHB will present the National, Regional and Local awards at the 11th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.

To submit your nomination, click here
Special Diabetes Program for Indians: Poster Session Call for Proposals

Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the Annual NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit (TPHS) in Omaha, NE on March 17-19, 2020. The Annual SDPI Poster Session is a great way for success stories to be heard by a large audience of Tribal leaders and Tribal health professionals, as well as share program ideas with other grantees. The poster session will take place the evening of March 18, 2020 during TPHS Opening Reception.

SDPI presenters are also invited to volunteer to lead a fitness session during the Summit- please indicate in your proposal if you are interested.

For instructions, and to submit your proposal, click here
Exhibitor Information

Interested in hosting an exhibit or vendor booth at the National Tribal Public Health Summit? NIHB welcomes Tribal organizations, institutions, non-profits, vendors, and corporations. Registration is not yet open, but please watch for more information coming soon. For more information, view the exhibitor webpage or email Sara Zdunek at
Hotel and Lodging Information
Lodging in the NIHB room block for the Summit is now available at the Hilton Omaha. The hotel is connected to the CHI Health Event Center Omaha via an enclosed sky bridge. A complimentary shuttle will be available between the airport and hotel, as well as to sites downtown.

Hilton Omaha
1001 Cass Ave.
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Book your hotel room
or call 1-800-Hiltons and mention group code NIH

For more information on lodging, click here
Need to Get in Touch? Contact Us!
To contact us about the Tribal Public Health Summit, email
Using this email address is the quickest way to ensure your message gets to the appropriate contact. You may also call us at 202-507-4070.
We look forward to seeing you in Omaha!
National Indian Health Board
910 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003