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Resources by Topic: American Indian or Alaska Native

The Never-Ending Maze: Continued Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA
Report examining criminal justice, healthcare, and support service issues related to disparities in sexual violence for American Indian and Alaska Native women. Covers challenges due to jurisdictional limitations, challenges and opportunities in tribal policing, the need for training and access to rape kits at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, and culturally competent support for survivors of sexual violence.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Amnesty International
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U.S. COVID Atlas
Provides county-level data on COVID-19 vaccinations, 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: 05/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of Chicago Center for Spatial Data Science
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Righting a Wrong: Advancing Equity in Child Care Funding for American Indian & Alaska Native Families
Report details the need for access to child care for American Indian and Alaska Native parents in tribal communities. Aims to assess the current levels of access, quality of services, and eligibility requirements of current tribal child care services, among other measures. Discusses interventions that could improve access to child care in tribal communities.
Author(s): Linda Smith, Sophie Rosen
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Precious Moments: Tribal Home Visiting Programs Support Families During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Provides an overview of how 7 Tribal Home Visiting grantees provide support to American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) families during pregnancy and postpartum. Focuses on providing culturally competent care related to AIAN traditions, addressing historical and personal trauma in caregiving, improving maternal health outcomes, and providing education on breastfeeding, postpartum depression, healthy diet, and more.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Tribal Home Visiting
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Identification of Cancer Related Risk and Protective Factors for American Indian Youth: A Mixed Studies Review
Analyzes 75 journal articles to identify cancer related themes impacting the health of American Indian youth. Discusses risk and protective factors at the individual, non-family relationship, family relationship, community, institutional, and cultural level. Highlights the need for better data collection tools and describes potential interventions on the part of tribal communities.
Author(s): Melanie Nadeau, Kathryn Wise, Vianca Farfan Cuela, Devon Olson, Karan Saravana
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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American Indian/Alaskan Native Health Medicaid Telehealth Services Chart
Spreadsheet database of state-by-state telehealth policies related to American Indian/Alaska Native health services. Covers live video, store-and-forward, and remote patient monitoring policies, as well as billing and reimbursement information. Includes links to state policy manuals.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Oversight: The Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities
Recording of a U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing focused on the opioid crisis in tribal communities. Includes testimonies from representatives of the Cherokee Nation, the National Council of Urban Indian Health, the Border Patrol Council, and the Riverside-San Bernardino Indian Health.
Additional links: Art Del Cueto Testimony, Chuck Hoskin, Jr. Testimony, Maureen Rosette Testimony, Wayne Cortez Testimony
Date: 04/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. House of Representatives
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Overcoming Disparities in Surgical Care among Native Americans
Discusses the disparity in access to oncologic surgical care for Native Americans. Details a pathway program at the Oregon Health & Science University aimed as increasing matriculation rates among Native Americans into medicals school.
Author(s): Thomas L. Sutton, Brett C. Sheppard
Citation: Bulletin of The American College of Surgeons
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Rural Transit Fact Book 2022
Features national-, state-, and county-level information on rural transit in the United States. Includes rural and urban comparisons on demographics and transportation. Provides information for agencies receiving section 5311 funding and includes a section on tribal transit.
Author(s): Jeremy Mattson, Dilip Mistry
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
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Codesigning a Community-Based Participatory Research Project to Assess Tribal Perspectives on Privacy and Health Data Sharing: A Report from the Strong Heart Study
Presents findings from a workshop on health data privacy and sharing preferences with 14 tribal leaders whose communities are involved in the Strong Hearts Study. Discusses protocol for consulting tribal communities prior to engaging in biomedical research, issues of data safety, and respecting the distinct preferences of communities.
Author(s): Cynthia Triplett, Burgundy J. Fletcher, Riley I Taitingfong, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, ocac038
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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