The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has developed a blueprint for the National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda and is seeking feedback on the Agenda.
The National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda is a blueprint that:
- Provides a clear, national statement about the extent of behavioral health-related problems and their impact on the well-being of tribal communities.
- Identifies foundational elements, such as healing from historical and intergenerational trauma and prevention and recovery support that should be considered across programs designed to contribute to improved emotional well-being of tribal communities.
- Provides actions that tribal, federal, state, and local governments and the private sector should consider based on evidence- and practice based strategies.
- Elevates priorities for action that could or are likely to contribute to meaningful progress in tackling persistent behavioral health problems for Native youth, families, and communities.
- Guides the development of strategies that over time more cohesively addresses factors that contribute to improved emotional health.