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Title: Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center

Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center
NPTEC Activities Report An Update
  • Presented to the
  • 2008 Title VI National Training and
  • Technical Assistance Forum
  • April 30, 2008
  • Jennifer Richards, MPH Candidate
  • Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center
  • Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmens Health Board

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NPTEC Background
  • Founded in September 2003
  • Mission
  • To provide leadership, technical assistance,
  • support, and advocacy to Northern Plains
  • tribal nations and communities in order to
  • eliminate the disparities in health that
  • currently exist for tribal people of the area
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Health priorities of 18 tribes
  • Advisory Committee
  • Health statistics from various sources

NPTEC Staff List
  • Adeola Jaiyeola, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Director
  • Deanna Swan (Crow Creek Sioux Tribe)
  • Tinka Duran (Rosebud Sioux Tribe)
  • Leah Frerichs, MS
  • Christine Rinki, MPH
  • Jennifer Irving, MPH (Oglala Sioux Tribe)
  • Corey Smith, PhD
  • Lynn Big Eagle (Crow Creek Sioux Tribe)
  • Sayaka Kanade, BA (Part time)
  • Maurine Orwa, PhD
  • Jennifer Richards, MPH (Navajo/Oglala Sioux

NPTEC Organizational Chart
Areas of Focus
  • Health Data Access and Dissemination
  • Surveillance And Monitoring
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Epidemiological and Health Research
  • Public Health Capacity Workforce Development
  • Accountability and Reporting to Stakeholders

Health Data Access and Dissemination
  • Provide Aberdeen Area tribes with reports of
    timely, accurate, and useful data on health
    priorities based on existing data sources
  • Developing agreements with state vital records
    offices for
  • Birth and infant death files
  • Adult mortality files
  • Present birth and infant death data to
  • Completed analysis, reported and disseminated
    Nebraska American Indian BRFSS Report on disease
    risk factors to Nebraska Tribes

Health Data Access and Dissemination
  • (cont)
  • Developing report template for Leading Causes of
    Death, 1990-2006 Report
  • Designing report template for Tribal Community
  • Health profile
  • Improving access to health data can support Title
    VI programs.
  • Data can support needs assessment
  • Support grant applications
  • Assist in budget planning

Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Improve the ability to measure American Indian
    health status and monitor health over time for
    tribes by improving data collection processes.
  • Reviewed 2006 Shigella outbreak to improve
    prevention and control
  • Continue to actively participate in AAIHS infant
    mortality review
  • Tribe-led SD Tribal PRAMS (pregnancy risks) to
    provide data to tribes

Surveillance and Monitoring
  • (cont)
  • Provided STD and HIV investigation and control
    training for Tribal public health nurses and CHRs
  • Provided technical assistance for Chlamydia and
    Gonorrhea screening in partnership in Nebraska
  • What existing health issues would elders like
    assessed and monitored?
  • New information about scope of the problems
  • Is the problem getting better or worse over time?

Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Support evidence-based culturally-rooted health
    promotion and disease prevention initiatives in
    clinical and community contexts
  • Participated in GPRA (IHS performance) Committee
  • Participated in Area strategic planning for HP/DP
  • Lead on the Cancer Chronic Care Model development
  • Assisted in implementing the Community Wellness
    Champions Forum Developed profiles of promising
    practices to promote health families and

Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Yuonihan project
  • Social marketing campaign and Helpline to reduce
  • among ND and SD Tribes
  • Facilitated the development of Regional
    Strategic Plan
  • for STD and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in
  • collaboration with community partners
  • What are some pilot health activities serving
    elders that can be supported?

Epidemiological and Health Research
  • Build capacity to ensure the benefits of well
    designed, culturally appropriate, and ethical
    health research reach Northern Plains AI
  • Facilitated communication between North Dakota
    Cancer Registry (NDCR) and AAIHS to improve
    monitoring and understanding of cancer for
    American Indians in North Dakota
  • Initiated the Northern Plains Tribal Cancer Data
    Initiative to improve understanding of cancer
    region-wide (in collaboration with NPCCCP and

Epidemiological and Health Research
  • Developed a Suicide Prevention Workbook for
    project with
  • the Rosebud White Buffalo Calf Woman Society
  • Partnered with UNMC to submit proposal on behalf
    of American Indian Research and Education
  • Partnered with Native American Cancer Research
    (NACR) to
  • submit 2 proposals
  • Implementation of the Urban American Indian
    Breast and
  • Cervical Cancer Outreach, Screening and
    Comprehensive Care
  • American Indian Northern Urban Alliance
  • What questions need to be explored relating to
    the health of elders?
  • Are there new health problems that are not well

Public Health Capacity Workforce Development
  • Improve public health and epidemiologic capacity
    in Northern Plains tribal communities by
    improving coordination and communication,
    providing technical assistance, and providing
    educational and work experience opportunities.
  • Coordination and communications
  • Coordinate with AAIHS Office of Health Programs
  • Multiple local and national task force and
  • Disseminated AI/AN injury mortality data to
    Tribal health programs

Public Health Capacity Workforce Development
  • Training
  • Facilitated NICHHD-funded Healthy Native Babies
    SIDS Risk Reduction training
  • Conducted BRFSS Data Interpretation and
    Utilization workshops for Nebraska Tribal health
  • Coordinated HIV 101 training for health educators
    and CHR's
  • Provided STD/HIV partner services training
  • Hepatitis Integration Training
  • Helped sponsor Introduction to Rapid testing

Public Health Capacity Workforce Development
  • Technical Assistance
  • Developed and disseminated a manual and MS ACCESS
    database for tracking tribal diabetes activities
  • Provided technical Assistance for STD/HIV
    prevention (data, educational materials,
    presentations and trainings)
  • Assist in grant writing
  • Educational and work experience
  • Masters in Public Health internships
  • HIV Peer Education Model Development
  • Maternal and Infant Health Status Report

Accountability and Reporting to Stakeholders
  • Ensure NPTEC is accountable to stakeholders
  • AATCHB Executive Committee meetings quarterly
  • updates, tribal resolutions
  • NPTEC Advisory Committee-Cynthia LaCounte
  • Reporting to grantors
  • Host site visits from funders
  • AATCHB Website development and maintenance
  • Program specific advisory groups
  • Welcome visits from tribal leadership and
    community members
  • Tribal site visits to inform stakeholders of

How can NPTEC better support or address elder
  • Thank you!

  • Contact
  • Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center
  • 1770 Rand Road
  • Rapid City, SD 57702
  • 605-721-1922
  • Adeola Jaiyeola, Director
  • Jennifer Richards