Jack Hughes

Jack Hughes

Wednesday, 09 March 2022 16:06

Epidemiology Data Dashboards

Credible and timely data enables smart decision-making and long-term improvements in our community and organizations. 

We collect data based on topics that are important to our community. We analyze, interpret, and present data dashboards to visually represent this information. Our goal with these dashboards is to give our community the tools to visually dig into and explore important information that affects us all. 

Data Dashboards

Wednesday, 09 March 2022 15:32

Resources - Epidemiology

Health Education Resources

Learn the ways to protect yourself and your relatives. The Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (GPTEC) gathered the various public health resources below for indigenous individuals, families, and communities in the great plains region. Please note that GPTEC can print and ship copies of these materials by request. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request printed copies.

Sexual Health Education 


COVID-19 Educational Materials 


Click to learn more about protecting yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.  

Sexually Transmitted Infections Education

Sexually Transmitted Infections Education

If you are sexually active, you need to be informed. Follow this link to learn how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections. 

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HIV/AIDS Education

HIV/AIDS Education

HIV and AIDS can be prevented. Learn about how to keep yourself and those you love safe. 

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Emergency Information Resources

Emergency Information Resources

Emergency preparedness is an essential part of public health. Follow this link for emergency resources. 

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Promoting the monitoring and awareness of and response to the opioid epidemic by:

  • Improving the quality of and access to opioid morbidity and mortality data
  • Developing and implementing an opioid surveillance strategic plan

Check out the Opioid Surveillance Hub

Funding provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention since 2018

Implementing and supporting public health infrastructure and capacity growth, the success of health promotion and disease prevention programming, and the sustainability of public health services by:

  • Growing and supporting data infrastructure, services, and governance
  • Cultivating public health capacity and human resources through internships, training, certifications, and communities of practice
  • Funding the implementation of innovative Tribal Public Health Projects
  • Promoting tribal public health best practices
  • Supporting public health grant writing, management, and sustainability
  • Providing structured and comprehensive public health support services
  • Promoting systems thinking, partner mapping, and regional alignment/collaboration
  • Growing and supporting evaluation infrastructure and services

Funding provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention since 2017

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Ending the HIV Epidemic in Indian Country

Supporting HIV prevention, coordination, diagnosis, treatment, and response in order to contribute to ending the impact of HIV by:

  • Promoting access to HIV data
  • Establishing partnerships and connecting systems to support response to HIV
  • Supporting the provision of HIV education at the local level
  • Conducting HIV Community Health Assessments and supporting the completion of tribal HIV Response Plans

Funding provided by the US Department of Health & Human Services since 2019

Wednesday, 09 March 2022 15:27

Supporting Tribal Public Health Research

What We Do

Support the implementation of culturally informed research projects to promote the investigation of and response to health disparities affecting tribal communities by:

  • Funding Tribal Student Research Projects
  • Supporting the implementation of behavioral health assessment and response projects

Funding provided by the National Institute of Minority Health & Health Disparities  

Providing evaluation and data support to Great Plains Area Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention and Domestic Violence Prevention Programs by:

  • Developing and supporting the use of Purpose Area-specific reporting tools
  • Hosting regional project roundtables to share best practices, network, and provide training

Funding provided by the Indian Health Service’s Division of Behavioral Health since 2015

Wednesday, 09 March 2022 15:26

Epidemiology & Disease Prevention

Implementing the Seven Core Functions of Tribal Epidemiology Centers by:

  • Compiling, collecting, and disseminating tribal public health data
  • Providing epidemiological, evaluation, and other public health support
  • Assessing, summarizing, and responding to tribal health priorities and needs
  • Responding to public health outbreaks and emergencies affecting tribal communities
  • guiding and supporting change within public health and clinical systems
  • Growing GPTEC as a public health resource

Funding provided by the Indian Health Services Division of Epidemiology & Disease Prevention since 2003

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Coronavirus Response

Implementing and supporting emergency operations by: 

  • Developing and/or disseminating accurate and timely information 
  • Supporting surge staffing, coordination across systems, and infection control 
  • Contributing to public health surveillance and reporting, testing, and data management 
  • Supporting the implementation of countermeasures and mitigation strategies
  • Planning, implementing, and supporting recovery efforts and review 

Responding to intimate partner violence, childhood trauma, and suicide driven by COVID-19 by: 

  • Identifying, scanning, accessing, and summarizing available data
  • Conducting or supporting rapid and routine assessment/screening 
  • Assessing the ability of syndromic surveillance to capture outcomes 
  • Implementing or supporting adapted interventions, programming, and mentorship 
  • Evaluating and planning the expansion/enhancement of existing educational resources and materials 

Improving Disaster Readiness in the Great Plains

GPTLHB was awarded a $3 million CDC grant to assist Great Plains tribal nations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and to develop and expand emergency preparedness capacities. The We are Warriors Emergency Operations Center (EOC) provides support to our Relatives in Pennington County and our member tribes throughout the Great Plains. Our focus now is on serving tribal programs, clinics, hospitals, and other emergency management teams in the Great Plains by providing PPE, cleaning supplies, technical assistance, and other essential resources. We also focus on supplying food and cleaning supplies to our relatives in Rapid City, who have tested positive for COVID- 19.


Emergency Management

Definition

Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability hazards and cope with disasters. 

Vision 

Emergency management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters 

Mission

Emergency management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capabilities to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters. 

Principals

Emergency management must be:

  • Comprehensive: Emergency managers consider and take into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders, and all impacts relevant to disasters. 
  • Progressive: Emergency managers anticipate future disasters and take preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and diseater-resilient communities.
  • Risk-driven: Emergency managers use sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources. 
  • Integrated: Emergency managers ensure unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of a community.
  • Collaborative: Emergency managers create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication. 
  • Coordinated: Emergency managers synchronize the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose. 
  • Flexible: Emergency managers use creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges. 
  • Professional: Emergency managers value a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship, and continuous improvement. 

Emergency Preparedness Basics

 

MAKE A PLAN | As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities.

MAKE A PLAN | As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities.

BUILD A KIT | A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

BUILD A KIT | A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

BE INFORMED | Identify how local authorities will notify you during a disaster and how you will get information, whether through local radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio stations or channels.

BE INFORMED | Identify how local authorities will notify you during a disaster and how you will get information, whether through local radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio stations or channels.


Do you need emergency resources? 

We can help! We accept resource requests from tribes, individuals, staff, and other community members. Follow the link below. 

Resource Request


Staff

  • Brenna Lanoue
    Program Director
  • Deanna Shoup
    Program Manager 
  • Isabella Shoup
    EOC Patient Navigator
  • Kathi Sharp
    EOC Program Coordinator
  • Lisa Peniska 
    EOC Program Manager
  • Sydney Claymore
    EOC Patient Navigator
  • Mali Souksavath
    EOC Program Coordinator
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