ANTHC hosts grant writing training for Alaska Tribal Health System partnersSeptember 20, 2018
Grants are an important resource for the work of the Alaska Tribal Health System, but navigating the process of grant writing can be overwhelming. In August, ANTHC’s Alaska Native Epidemiology Center sponsored 29 Tribal health professionals from around the state for a two-and-a-half-day grant writing training session with national experts from the Office of Minority Health Resource Center. Representatives from 13 different Alaska Tribal organizations attended the training, which helped participants improve their grant-writing skills. The training included elements needed to complete successful state, federal and foundation grant applications, including principles of technical writing to effectively convey information to funders through strong grant applications. The training was also a great opportunity for ANTHC employees to spend time with Tribal health partners working in communities around the state, and for Tribal staff to meet others working on grant writing to improve the health of their communities. Participants were also provided with data resources from the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center available online at http://anthctoday.org/epicenter/. This workshop was made possible due to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tribal Public Health Infrastructure Building grant received in FY18.