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

Reaching Rural Communities
Covers strategies, outreach tools, and other resources to connect with families and children eligible for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Includes webinars and videos, and outreach tools specifically for reaching out to American Indian and Alaskan Native populations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment
Addresses how climate change may impact public and environmental health in California to guide decision-making. Discusses the implications for tribal and rural communities throughout. Includes statewide and regional reports, as well as technical reports and tools.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: California Natural Resources Agency, State of California Energy Commission, State of California Governor's Office of Planning and Research
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LTSS Videos
Features videos discussing successful strategies and program examples for long-term services and support in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Presents interviews from tribal health experts, elders, and caregivers, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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WIN Pacesetter Story: Thunder Valley CDC
Highlights Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (TVCDC), an organization working to improve health, culture, and the environment on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Discusses activities underway to address housing needs.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Commons
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Gold King Mine Spill
Reports on the Gold King Mine Spill and its impact on waterways and people in the Four Corners region. Includes a quarterly newsletter focusing on the effects for the Navajo Nation and the Diné people.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Arizona Superfund Research Program
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Community Health Aide Program Expansion
Details the Indian Health Service's (IHS) Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) expansion. Discusses the dental, behavioral, and community health integration program's expansion to rural American Indian communities in the lower 48 states.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Pain and Opioid Use Disorder
Discusses the use of prescription opioids and outlines proper pain management for Indian Health Services (IHS) patients and providers. Features resources for providers and American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the areas of crisis response, medication assisted treatment (MAT), prevention, maternal/child health, pain management, supplemental opioid funding for IHS facilities, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Nourishing Native Foods & Health
Features several guides, assessments, and other resources on tribal food sovereignty. Explores the planning, development, and assessment of local food sources in tribal communities. Requires creation of a free login to download reports.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: First Nations Development Institute
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Strengthening Tribal & Community Institutions
Highlights several reports on grant seeking and philanthropy for American Indian and Alaska Native organizations. Features funding guidance and resources to support Native American institutions. Requires creation of a free login to download reports.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: First Nations Development Institute
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Pain Management
Details the Indian Health Service guidelines on pain management. Features information on chronic pain, patient assessment, opioids, and other factors pertaining to the treatment of pain.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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