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Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council

Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Bethany Fatupatio
222 N. 32nd St.
Suite 401
Billings, Montana 59101
406-252-2550

Performance Improvement Manager
Bethany Fatupatio
406-252-2550

CDC Points of Contact

Performance Officer
Dianne Ochoa
404-498-3037

Grants Management Specialist
Terika Slocumb

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Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council

2013 Funding (Year 4)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Design and conduct community health assessments, including policy scans, which are reservation-wide and focused on populations experiencing health disparities
    • Implement community health profiles for tribe-specific long term measure of effectiveness
    • Assess tribal health departments’ public health standards and develop health improvement plans (strategic plans)
    • Enhance workforce development and develop trainings for staff, in order to increase tribal staff effectiveness and efficiency
    • Provide technical assistance to Montana and Wyoming tribes and reservations on policy development using best practices to help increase the policy development and implementation capacity of tribal public health departments
    • Continue to develop and implement tribe specific health codes
    • Develop Tribal All Hazards documents

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Increase the use of evidence-based policies and practices among Montana and Wyoming tribal health departments by improving networking for best practice exchange/initiation among the Montana and Wyoming Indian Reservation and encouraging “Policy and Workforce Development” to help increase the capacity of Tribal Public Health Departments to use public health policy and law as a public health tool for performance improvement
    • Increase efficiencies of health department operations
    • Increase readiness to apply for accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board
    • Use the National Public Health Performance Standards Local and Governance assessment instruments to provide baseline information on related activities and capacities of each tribe
    • Assist the tribes in the development of tribal/community health assessments, community health surveys, and stakeholder surveys
    • Develop health codes on each reservation in Montana and Wyoming to strengthen tribal public health capacity

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $250,000
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Carry out its mission of serving all Tribes on eight reservations in Montana and Wyoming to "empower the American Indian Tribes in Montana and Wyoming in the development of public health services and systems and epidemiological data in order for tribes to have resources and express their authority in response to public health concerns"
    • Systematically increase performance management capacity of Tribal health departments in each of the Montana and Wyoming Indian reservations to ensure access toresources needed to express their public health authority through the use of the National Public Health Performance Standards Program assessment to evaluate the quality and performance of its Tribal health department/Tribal partners' public health services and the Mobilization through Partnerships and Planning tool to encourage and implement strategic planning for the Tribal health departments
    • Build Montana and Wyoming Tribal health departments' capacity towards public health accreditation readiness by funding the top three capacity-building priorities identified during their most recent strategic planning sessions

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $100,000
  • Description of Project:
    Awardee will:
    • Focus on building, institutionalizing, and implementing performance management capacity within health departments
    • Support full-time "Performance Improvement Manager" who will participate in a national network of performance improvement professionals supported by CDC

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