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Technical Assistance

Technical assistance is provided to DVPI projects from IHS Project Officers, Tribal and Urban Epidemiology Centers, and the National Council on Urban Indian Health.

IHS Project Officers are assigned to each of the 12 IHS Areas and provide:

  • Direct programmatic technical assistance (for all grantees and IHS Federal project awardees in each IHS Area.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for questions related to the project scope of work, budget, timeline and other required project tasks and documentation.

Tribal and Urban Epidemiology Centers assist projects in each of the 12 IHS Areas and to urban Indian organizations to:

  • Provide technical assistance for funded projects to establish baseline data related to their MSPI/DVPI funded projects.
  • Assist sites with revising their plans for local data collection
  • Provide technical assistance for funded projects to monitor trends on baseline data
  • Provide site visits for tailored technical assistance, as funding permits
  • Provide virtual site visits for tailored technical assistance for all funded projects

The National Council on Urban Indian Health provides:

  • Outreach and Education
    • Multi-media venues, including but not limited to teleconference, webinar workshops, multi-media, newsletters, and/or online training modules on topics of particular importance to Urban DVPI projects
  • Information Sharing
    • Promote the MSPI Projects through a monthly "Project Highlights" feature