IAQ Tribal Partners Program
Clean Air, Healthy Villages YouTube Series: Indoor Air Quality
EPA Awards $1.2 Million to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Thirty-two assistance agreements, totaling approximately $1.2 million, were selected and funded by the 10 EPA Regions through a competitive grant announcement announced in early 2012. Read the EPA Press Release.
Spotlight on Tribal Champions
Finding Solutions to Improve Radon Testing in Tribes
As the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, radon has become a serious issue for many tribal communities, including the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of Colorado. Peter Diethrich is the tribe's General Assistance Program, or GAP, Manager of Environmental Programs. The goal of the GAP is to assist tribes in developing the capacity to plan and establish environmental protection programs and to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with their individual needs. Once the Southern Ute Tribe developed an efficient solid waste program, Peter was directed by his EPA grant manager to alter the program to include IAQ with an emphasis on radon. Read more. Read spotlights on Tribal Champions.
Asthma in Tribal Communities
Asthma Disparities in Underserved Populations
Asthma Radio Campaign
Native American Children Ask for Your Help to Fight Asthma Attacks. Order and promote this asthma radio campaign for your area www.epapsa.com Listen to samples (with English) (MP3, 0:01:00., 1.8 M).
ORIA Tribal Team Strategy and Plan
EPA's Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, or ORIA, has released a strategy and plan to work collaboratively and operate as a single tribal indoor air and radiation program. ORIA has formed a Tribal Team whose mission is to accomplish this goal and improve our effectiveness with tribes. Specifically, the ORIA Tribal Team will: (1) improve communication and collaboration across ORIA, the EPA Regions, and the tribes; (2) enhance our approach and focus using the OAR Tribal Indoor Air and Radiation Strategy and Plan as a guide; and (3) improve accountability to ensure we stay engaged and deliver on our tribal commitments. Read the Strategy and Plan (PDF) (58 pp, 1.2 M, About PDF), April 2013.
For additional information, contact: Jed Harrison, firstname.lastname@example.org , ORIA Tribal Advisor, (702) 784 8218
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