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Resources by State: Republic of the Marshall Islands

A Health Equity Framework for Pacific Islanders (PI)
Infographic describing health disparities, social determinants of health, and community-based strategies to address health inequity among Pacific Islanders. Discusses health workforce and healthcare access issues, as well as the need for chronic disease prevention and public health collaboration.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Marshall Islands State Snapshot: FY 2022 Application/FY 2020 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: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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The State of the World's Children 2021 - On My Mind: Promoting, Protecting and Caring for Children's Mental Health
Examines child, adolescent, and caregiver mental health, focusing on risks and protective factors at critical moments in the life course. Discusses COVID-19's effect on mental health, and the social determinants that shape mental health and well-being. Features statistics on child mortality rates, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, early childhood development, and education, with breakdowns by countries and territories including Palau, Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Marshall Islands: FY 2022 Application/FY 2020 Annual Report
Highlights the Marshall Islands' maternal and child health programs. Includes topics related to reducing infant mortality, improving oral and behavioral health, improving access, and COVID-19, among others.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Lessons Learned from the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands COVID-19 Response
Blog post describing the ways in which public health officials used collaboration, communication, and partnership in their response to COVID-19 in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Includes information about other health-related challenges faced by these islands.
Author(s): Karl Ensign
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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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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Compacts of Free Association: Populations in U.S. Areas Have Grown, with Varying Reported Effects
Describes estimated migration of citizens from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau, and reported costs related to this migration in Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Also explores effects of this migration on governments, workforces, and societies in these and other areas of the United States, including costs of providing healthcare and extending access to the Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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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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Dual Burden of Stunting and Obesity Among Elementary School Children on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands
Provides a baseline for the prevalence of obesity and low height-for-age in elementary students on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands in response to initiatives addressing childhood over- and under-nutrition. Compares data by age group, school type, and gender.
Author(s): Erin Passmore, Tanner Smith
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(8), 262-266
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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The Impacts of Climate Change on Tribal Communities
Hearing from the Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the U.S. regarding how climate change is affecting tribal communities. Includes testimony from Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona, Quinault Indian Nation in Washington, Calista Corporation in Alaska, and The Building Resilient Communities for Climate Extremes (BRACE Institute), which helps relocate tribal communities in low-lying coastal regions. Addresses the impacts on tribal water quality and availability; traditional food availability; disasters such as wildfires and flooding; and more.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States
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