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Call for Proposals: Indigenous Systems: Revitalizing Inherent Alignment

January 6, 2021

Announcing Call for Proposals

Indigenous Systems: Revitalizing Inherent Alignment 

Deadline for submissions: November 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm Pacific time.

Click here to watch the video on how to apply!


Would you like to bring your health care, public health, and social services systems together to better address the goals and needs of the people and communities we serve?  

Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health, in partnership with Red Star International, Inc., is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the Indigenous Systems: Revitalizing Inherent Alignment Project. This project is a practice-based study of how health care delivery, public health, and social services systems work together to achieve mutually shared goals and desired impact. 

This project is funded through the Aligning Systems for Health initiative led by the Georgia Health Policy Center, in coordination with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They have developed a Theory of Change (ToC) framework which suggests that the core components to cross-sector alignment are: shared purpose, shared data and measurement, sustainable financing and accountability, and strong governance.  

We are evaluating the ToC framework as it applies to Tribal Nations’ efforts in this area. Using Indigenous-centered approaches, we will examine the meaning, relevance, and applicability of the ToC framework in the tribal context. (Learn more about the ToC here:

As a partner and grantee, selected tribes will:

1) Receive a $20,000 grant to implement a cross-sector alignment project

2) Receive capacity building assistance from Red Star International, Inc. and Seven Directions

3) Evaluate the ToC framework and its relevance in the tribal setting.  

Tribal health departments interested in submitting an application should review the Call for Proposals Instructions which outlines eligibility and submission guidelines.  There will be an informational call on October 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm PT / 4:00 pm CT to provide an overview of the project, the grant application, and questions from those interested in applying.

Register here:

Questions? Contact Raquel Aviles, MHI, Senior Research Coordinator at