Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program (TIPCAP)
The Indian Health Service provides funding for tribes to develop their infrastructure in injury prevention to address the disparity in the unintentional injury problem. Established in 1997, the Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program (TIPCAP) began to provide funding through a competitive process. Tribes were awarded multi-year funding to hire a full-time Injury Prevention Coordinator and to develop programs based on effective strategies or best practices in injury prevention. This collaboration with the awardees allows the IHS to provide the technical guidance in injury prevention program development; implementation; evaluation; training and resource development.
Grantees are categorized in two programs:
- Part I grantees are federally recognized tribes, or tribal/urban organizations new to the IHS Injury Prevention Program. This provides funding for the grantees to hire a Tribal Injury Prevention Coordinator. $100,000 for Year 1; and $80,000 annually for Years 2-5.
- Part II grantees are federally recognized tribes, tribal/urban organizations who develop, implement, and evaluate injury prevention programs $20,000 annually for five years.
The IHS Injury Prevention Program has funded more than 110 grantees since 1997. The lessons learned over the years has helped shape the program to foster new ideas, best practices and overcome many challenges with continued benefit to reducing injuries at AI/AN communities. The current TIPCAP grantees address the two IHS Injury Prevention Program priorities: 1) motor vehicle; and 2) unintentional elder falls. The TIPCAP grantees employ effective strategies in collaboration with key partners to target specific injury risk and hazards. TIPCAP grantees receive technical assistance from the Centers for AI/AN Health , Colorado School of Public Health.
The 31 TIPCAP grantees from 12 IHS Areas for 2016-2020 are:
Part I Grantees
- Albuquerque Area Health Board
- Blackfeet Tribe
- MT WY Tribal Epi Center
- Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
- Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian
- Washoe Tribe of NV and CA
- Winnebago Tribe of NE
Part II Grantees
- Ak-Chin Indian Community
- Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
- Bristol Bay Area Health Corp
- California Rural Indian Health Board
- Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
- Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma
- Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
- Gila River Indian Community
- Great Plains Tribal Chairmen
- Ho-Chunk Nation
- Indian Health Council
- Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Inc.
- Lake County Tribal Health Consortium
- Navajo Nation
- Northern Cheyenne Tribe
- NW Portland Area Indian Health Board
- Pascua Yaqui Tribe
- Pueblo of Jemez
- Pyramid Lake Pauite Tribe
- Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
- Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
- Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley
- Whichita and Affiliated Tribe
- White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians