Since 2007, working exclusively in Indian Country, Blue Stone has provided a wide array of advisory services to Tribes in support of Tribal government operations and economic development.   Even prior to the COVID 19 pandemic, health care, and public health programs were significantly underfunded and yet, critical to the well being of Tribal communities.  Unfortunately, the pandemic has further highlighted the depth of health inequities and lack of funding experienced by Tribal communities. 

The recent CARES funding dispersed to Tribes, presents an opportunity to improve Tribal health and public health infrastructure. Recognizing a need to provide support to Tribes to develop, expand and implement new and ongoing programs, Blue Stone now offers public health support with policy and evaluation services. Our team of subject matter experts have extensive experience in health and public health programs and operations.  Blue Stone is prepared to actively engage with Tribes to develop and evaluate your community’s response to this pandemic and the future of public health programs.  From a programmatic perspective, our team has expertise in opportunities funded by HHS, CDC, OMH, IHS, SAMHSA, and NIHB, including but not limited to:

  • CARES Act:  Emergency/Pandemic Response planning, After Action Reviews, clinic, and hospital operations
  • CDC:  Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country, Public Health Capacity Building, Blood Lead Level Assessments, Data Improvement, Social Determinants of Health
  • SAMHSA:  Zero Suicide, Tribal Opioid Response, Tobacco Cessation, Medication-Assisted Treatment. Opioid Prescriber/Pain Management Training
  • IHS:  Tobacco Cessation, Data Improvement, Oral Health Initiatives, Access to Care

Specific services:

  • Evaluation design, implementation, and management
  • Community Health Assessments
  • Stakeholder Focus Groups and Surveys
  • Key informant interviews
  • Strategic planning
  • Work sessions on a variety of topics including writing goals, objectives, and action plans
  • Assessments of existing programs
  • Grant oversight management training
  • Grant budget management
  • Health Communication Planning

If you would like to discuss a potential public health project please feel free to reach out to our Public Health Program Services Experts.  You can contact us directly by calling Kate Grismala at (860) 235-6371