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Pala awarded funding to continue Tribal Climate Health Project training and data development efforts

We are pleased to announce the good news that our work to help tribes across the country build capacity to address climate change and health impacts will continue thanks to two new Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Resilience grants awarded to the Pala Band of Mission Indians.

PBMI Tribal Health & Adaptation Multi‐modal Training Project

One of the grant awards will allow Pala and its partners to continue climate and health adaptation trainings for tribal serving professionals for the next two years. Through this project, we will build upon our previous efforts, expertise, and partner network by producing short, on-demand training videos, a live webinar mini-series (focused on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing), a vulnerability summit, presentations at conferences, and ongoing administration of our peer learning community. 

PBMI Scaling Up SoCal Intertribal Resilience Data Development Project

The second award is aimed at continuing our work to help tribes across the country more easily access health and other data to support their climate resilience efforts. This project will allow us to scale up our current intertribal data development project (which focused largely on San Diego tribes) over the next two years. The new funding award will allow us to collaborate with five new Southern California tribes to access adaptation data needs, refine available epidemiological datasets and protocols, and build national tribal capacity through presentations and facilitated interagency discussions on tribal data solutions with key national stakeholders. 

We’d like to thank the BIA and all of our program partners for their continued support and collaboration. We look forward to continuing our important work together and will share updates as these new efforts get underway.

To learn more about these projects, please contact