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Resources by Topic: American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians

Using Community-based Participatory Research to Develop Healthy Retail Strategies in Native American-owned Convenience Stores: The THRIVE Study
Highlights a study on the Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) retail intervention that implements healthy food options in convenience stores in Native American communities. Details a the results of a participant survey about the perceived food environment in their communities and describes the implementation strategies, as well as the foods offered by the intervention.
Author(s): Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Mary Williams, Marianna Wetherill, et al.
Citation: Preventive Medicine Reports, 11, 148-153
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
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Substance Use and Mental Health Issues among U.S.-Born American Indians or Alaska Natives Residing on and off Tribal Lands
Compares rates of behavioral health issues of American Indians and Alaska Natives who live on reservations with those who live off reservations. Measures rates of mental illness, mental illness service use, substance use, and substance use treatment.
Author(s): Eunice Park-Lee, Rachel N. Lipari, Jonaki Bose, et al.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Child Poverty Heavily Concentrated in Rural Mississippi, Even More So Than Before the Great Recession
Explores child poverty in rural areas, especially in the South and Southwest in counties with high concentrations of Native Americans and along the Mississippi Delta. Includes statistics comparing rates in 2007 and 2016, with breakdowns by metro and nonmetro areas and by geographic area, and county-level maps showing high child poverty rates and persistent rural child poverty rates.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Engaging Native American Caregivers in Youth-Focused Diabetes Prevention and Management
Results of a study to assess feasibility and acceptability of enrolling adult caregivers in the Together on Diabetes program, using data collected in 4 Native American reservations in the southwestern United States, from 2012-2015. Features statistics on 256 youth and 226 caregivers, including age, sex, and diabetes status.
Author(s): Rachel Chambers, Summer Rosenstock, Melissa Walls, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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High Risk: Agencies Need to Continue Efforts to Address Management Weaknesses of Federal Programs Serving Indian Tribes
Details a report on the management of federal programs that serve American Indian populations across the U.S. Highlights the operations of the Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (Indian Affairs), the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the Indian Health Service (IHS), the challenges facing each office, and the progress they have made in overcoming those challenges.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Oregon Washington Health Network and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center “Tackle Everything” to Improve the Health of Local Community Members
Provides an overview of the collaboration between the Oregon Washington Health Network and the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. Discusses programs that include peer counselors to address behavioral health, community education related to heart disease and cancer prevention, and working with local healthcare facilities and medical schools to improve recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure: Opportunities Exist to Enhance Federal Agency Needs Assessment and Coordination on Tribal Projects
Presents a report on the state of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure on tribal lands. Features recommendations for the Indian Health Service and the USDA to address these needs.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Substance Use Among American Indian Youths on Reservations Compared With a National Sample of US Adolescents
Results of a study exploring substance use rates in 570 students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades in 31 schools during the 2016-2017 school year. Features statistics comparing reservation-based American Indian youth with U.S. students in general, with breakdowns by type of substance use and previous 30-day prevalence of alcohol and drug use.
Author(s): Randall C. Swaim, Linda R. Stanley
Citation: JAMA Network Open 1(1)
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
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Using Storytelling to Address Oral Health Knowledge in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
Results of a study conducted in 3 northern California tribal locations to evaluate an intervention using storytelling to promote prevention of early childhood tooth decay. Participants were 53 women who were pregnant or who had children ages 6 or younger.
Author(s): Brenda Heaton, Christina Gebel, Andrew Crawford, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
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Reporting of Indian Health Service Coverage in the American Community Survey
Evaluates the extent to which American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) misreport Indian Health Services (IHS) coverage in the American Community Services (ACS), as well as characteristics associated with false negative and false positive misreporting. Includes data on urban/rural residence. Findings based on a comparison of the IHS portion of the 2014 ACS health insurance question to whether or not individuals are in the 2014 IHS Patient Registration data.
Author(s): Renuka Bhaskar, Rachel M. Shattuck, James Noon
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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