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Resources by Topic: American Indian or Alaska Native

Measurement of American Indian and Alaska Native Racial Identity Among Medical School Applicants, Matriculants, and Graduates, 1996-2017
Presents a study on whether a 2002 change in the way the American Medical College Application System (AMCAS) tracks race/ethnicity data accurately represents medical school applicants, matriculants, and graduates who self-identify as American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN). Discusses the change in AMCAS' data collection around race and ethnicity for medical students and examines data from a cohort of AI/AN applicants and graduates from 1996-2017.
Author(s): Erik Brodt, Steele Valenzuela, Allison Empey, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(1), e2032550
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness
A roadmap for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and coordinating the national response across all federal departments and agencies. Centered around seven goals addressing mitigation, vaccination, and other key areas. Goal 6 focuses on protecting those most at risk and advancing equity across racial, ethnic, and rural/urban lines. Includes information on rural and tribal issues throughout, including addressing vaccine hesitancy and access to vaccines in hard-to-reach communities.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The White House
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Fourteenth Broadband Deployment Report
Reports on broadband deployment in the U.S., with information specific to broadband access in rural and tribal communities and the U.S. territories. Includes rural broadband deployment data by state and county.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Con Alma Health Foundation: Health Equity and COVID Relief
An interview with Dolores E. Roybal, executive director of Con Alma Health Foundation, sharing how this New Mexico foundation partnered with other funders to provide almost $2 million in grants and created an advisory committee of immigrant-led, immigrant-serving organizations to address barriers limiting access to services.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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States Plan for Vaccinating Their Populations Against COVID-19
Interactive map with chart that shows how each state prioritized their populations in their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans, including long-term care and nursing home residents, health care workers, and rural and tribal populations.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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COVID-19: Toolkit for Tribal Communities
Guidance and tools from the CDC to help tribal organizations make decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, communicate with members, and protect their communities. Includes guidance and planning documents, fact sheets, social media messaging examples, and more.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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U.S. COVID Atlas
Provides county-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, with the option to view regional clusters and to overlay the map with Native American reservations. Map and related chart can be animated to show changes over time from January 2020 through the present.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of Chicago Center for Spatial Data Science
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Health Departments
Offers guidelines, tools, and resources to help state, local, and tribal health departments respond to COVID-19. Provides information on surveillance, contact tracing, infection prevention, community mitigation, public health workforce, and more. Includes a searchable collection of resources created by health departments.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Materials Developed for Tribal Use
Presents a number of resources for tribal communities pertaining to COVID-19. Features resources for infectious disease control and information about social distancing.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Indian Health
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COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center
Offers resources and assistance to keep tribes informed on the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain the safety and well-being of tribal populations. Includes updates & communications, community health and advocacy tools, webinars and events, and tribal response plans.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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