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Resources by State: American Samoa

American Samoa - COVID-19 Information
American Samoa's main government website lists announcements and health advisories related to COVID-19.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Samoa Government
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Progress Toward Rubella Elimination — Western Pacific Region, 2000–2019
Reports on rubella vaccination coverage levels and rubella supplementary immunization activities by country and area in the Pacific. Includes data for American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Micronesia, Palau, and the Marshall Islands.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(24), 744-750
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Medicaid and CHIP in the Territories
Summarizes federal requirements and design features of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as operating in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Features statistics including number of enrollees and percentage of the population enrolled, and program costs, with breakdowns by federal or territory spending levels and by location, using data from fiscal year 2019.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Medicaid and CHIP in American Samoa
Summarizes key requirements and design features of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in American Samoa. Features statistics on program costs from fiscal years 2011-2019, with breakdowns by federal spending and American Samoa spending.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Territory of American Samoa's Response and Action Plan to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic
Comprehensive plan documenting American Samoa's response to COVID-19. Includes guidance and advisories, as well as an overview of the healthcare infrastructure and systems.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Samoa Government
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - American Samoa State Snapshot: FY 2020 Application/FY 2018 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Intergovernmental Advisory Committee to the Federal Communications Commission Advisory Recommendation No: 2019-2 in the Matter of State, Local Tribal, and Territorial Regulatory and Other Barriers and Incentives to Telemedicine
Examines the technical infrastructure necessary for effective telemedicine delivery in state, territorial, tribal, and local (rural and urban) areas. Discusses the regulatory barriers including legislation, licensing, reimbursement, malpractice insurance, and privacy that obstruct its development and utilization, and offers recommendations addressing these barriers. Appendix A presents case studies of broadband and telehealth development in several states and territories.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Communications Commission, Intergovernmental Advisory Committee to the Federal Communications Commission
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The State of the World's Children 2019 - Children, Food and Nutrition: Growing Well in a Changing World
Examines the effects of undernutrition and obesity among children and highlights how governments, businesses, and stakeholders can improve food systems. Features statistics on child mortality rates, maternal and child health, early childhood development, and education, with breakdowns by countries and territories including Palau, Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - American Samoa: FY 2020 Application/FY 2018 Annual Report
Describes American Samoa's maternal and child health programs, including a program overview and a needs assessment. Features data on financial, program, and performance measures, and includes demographic information on ethnicity and race, household types, poverty levels, maternal and infant mortality, and statistics related to healthcare and health insurance.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Snapshot: Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health
Fact sheet with statistics on uninsurance rates by ethnicity; health disparities by ethnicity, sex, and three types of cancer incidence rates; and rates of hepatitis B and HIV infection.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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