Capacity Building Among American Indian Tribes

To address the Tribal public health issues that result from hazardous substances in the environment by: 1) building Tribal environmental health capacity 2) addressing health issues from releases of hazardous substances into the environment, and 3) develop culturally appropriate health education materials
and/or vehicles to engage Tribal community members in public health activities.
Examples of Funded Projects

Funded projects include grants to American Indian Tribal governments to conduct public health activities related to potential human exposures from the Hanford Nuclear reservations.

Examples of funded projects are: Health assessments, health consultations, community involvement and health education.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.