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

2020 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. See the appendices for detailed state and county data.
Additional links: Appendix, Report
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Tribal HPOG Program Snapshot - Cankdeska Cikana Community College Next Steps II
Highlights key features of the Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program, Next Steps II, and outcomes from the first four years of program implementation. CCCC is a Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantee and helps individuals in North Dakota pursue careers in health professions.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Susceptibility of Southwestern American Indian Tribes to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Discusses the susceptibility of the Navajo Nation, Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico, and Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma to COVID-19. Examines historical and immunological factors, as well as ongoing and suggested interventions.
Author(s): Monika Kakol, Dona Upson, Akshay Sood
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
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Exploring American Indian and Alaska Native Data on Census.gov
Webinar recording discusses the Census as source for resources and data about American Indian and Alaska Native populations and tribal geographies. Highlights the differences between, and how to find data for, AI/AN as a population group and tribal geographic area.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Webinar Transcript
Date: 04/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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CMS Native American Contacts
Features Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services contacts for personnel in the Division of Tribal Affairs and the contacts responsible for the different Indian Health Services areas.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Health Status Profile of American Indians in Arizona 2018 Data Book
Provides detailed data on Native Americans in Arizona. Covers sociodemographics, healthcare use, mortality by age and for different causes such as diabetes, and maternal and newborn health factors. Presents data by tribe and by select county for Native populations residing off-reservation.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Coordination: Collaboration Assessment Tool
Details assessment criteria for collaborations between Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Welfare Coordination (TT-CW) programs. Provides instructions for conducting the assessment and includes a copy of the tool in the appendix.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tribal TANF-Child Welfare
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Tribal HPOG Program Snapshot - The CITC HPOG Program: Creating Pathways to Brighter Futures
Highlights key features of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program and outcomes from the first four years of program implementation. CITC is a Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantee and helps individuals in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley pursue careers in health professions.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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COVID-19: Guidance for Tribal Programs
Presents guidance for tribal programs related to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Discusses how to continue program services while decreasing the likelihood of contagion.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
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Severe Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Among Indigenous Women in the United States
Compares maternal mortality and morbidity rates of Native American and Alaska Native women to those of non-Hispanic white women in both rural and urban areas across the U.S. Draws from hospital discharge data from 2012 to 2015.
Author(s): Katy B. Kozhimannil, Julia D. Interrante, Alena N. Tofte, Lindsay K. Admon
Citation: Obstetrics and Gynecology, 135(2), 294-300
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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