Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center provides technical assistance and facilitation support for American Indian Tribes in Montana and Wyoming in a variety of public health service areas, including the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPS) public health system assessment. The NPHPS assessment results generated have encouraged the regional Tribes to take action on various activities related to the ten Essential Public Health Services (EPHS), such as policy development (EPHS 5) and linking people to needed personal health services (EPHS 7). A number of the Tribes in Montana and Wyoming have been active in implementing performance improvement initiatives as a result of the NPHPS assessment:
- Seatbelt Safety Law (EPHS 5) – Fort Peck Tribal Health Department was the first regional affiliate to pass and incorporate a law on seatbelt safety in its Tribal Health Codes
- Flu Vaccination Program (EPHS 7) – All of the regional Tribes have implemented flu vaccination programs in reservation healthcare facilities
View the NPHPS Story From the Field - Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center to learn about some of the current activities of its regional tribal health affiliates.
View similar NPHPS stories from the Cherokee Nation and the Florida Department of Health.