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

Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Intake with Reservation and Off-Reservation Kindergarten Students in Nevada
Presents an overview of Veggies for Kids, a nutrition education program used with American Indian kindergarten students attending schools on reservations and kindergarten students attending schools next to a reservation. Examines the impact this program had on the students' knowledge of nutritional concepts and practicing healthy behaviors.
Author(s): Staci Emm, Jessica Harris, Judy Halterman, Sarah Chvilicek, Carol Bishop
Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(Suppl. 2), 215-224
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Oversight Hearing on "Recognizing the Sacrifice: Honoring a Nation's Promise to Native Veterans" & Legislative Hearing to Receive Testimony on S. 1001 & S. 2365
Presents the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing on the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act and the Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act. Features testimony from representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, and the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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American Indian Alaska Native Population Growth
Bar chart showing the American Indian and Alaska Native population by year from 2011 through 2018.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Gardening for Health: Using Garden Coordinators and Volunteers to Implement Rural School and Community Gardens
Describes a school and community garden intervention initially established by South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension staff members with the support and collaboration of volunteers from schools and community organizations in rural areas and tribal organizations. Highlights how 13 community gardens in South Dakota became an integral part of a local community wellness coalition by improving local access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Includes a 5-minute video about the SDSU community garden program in rural areas and on reservations in S.D.
Author(s): Suzanne Stluka, Lacey A. McCormack, Linda Burdette, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
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Maternity Care in California: A Bundle of Data
Overview of maternity care services provided in California using state data from CDC WONDER (Centers for Disease and Prevention) and the California Open Data Portal with comparisons to national data. Includes California county maps demonstrating preterm birth rates and infant mortality, and provides maternity care data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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Reviewing the Broken Promises Report: Examining the Chronic Federal Funding Shortfalls in Indian Country
Video recording and testimony from a November 19, 2019 House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hearing focused on the U.S. Commission on Human Rights report Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans, which evaluated federal spending on Native American programs.
Additional links: GAO Testimony
Date: 11/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
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FY 2016 Report to Congress on Outcome Evaluations of Administration for Native Americans Projects
An evaluation of the activities and outcomes of Administration for Native Americans (ANA) funding in native communities in accordance with the Native American Programs Act (NAPA), and the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. Describes and measures the impact of the funding, the effectiveness of the planned goals, the methods used for economic and social development including sustainability efforts. Highlights projects related to community health, healthy living, behavioral health, environmental health, and food and nutrition. Includes data on Native American community-driven projects useful to leaders, planners, service providers, and tribal government agencies.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans
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Prevalence and Mortality of Heart Disease and Related Conditions: Disparities Affecting the South, Rural Areas, and American Indian and Alaska Natives
Policy brief describing trends in the prevalence of stroke, angina or coronary heart disease, and heart attack from 2011-2015, and assessing trends in mortality for heart disease and associated conditions from 2006-2016. Explores whether disease-related mortality and prevalence of disease varied across region, rurality, and time period. Features statistics including mortality from congestive heart failure, stroke and cerebrovascular disease, and ischemic heart disease in 2016, with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density.
Author(s): Samuel D. Towne, Jr., Timothy H. Callaghan, Alva O. Ferdinand, et al.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Advancing Health Equity Through Community Health Workers and Peer Providers: Mounting Evidence and Policy Recommendations
Reviews the results from nine studies funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) supporting the inclusion of community health workers (CHWs) and peer providers (PPs) as effective participants in addressing health and healthcare inequities particularly for diverse communities. Each study presented focuses on a distinct function of utilizing CHWs and/or PPS such as mentoring, managing chronic conditions, and navigator support for serious mental illness and depression. Discusses why payers and providers should include CHWs and PPS in a variety of capacities to improve outcomes, add value to care, and control costs.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Families USA
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Alaska Native Patient and Provider Perspectives on the Multitarget Stool DNA Test Compared With Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer Screening
Studies the potential for take-home multitarget stool DNA testing (MT-sDNA) for colorectal cancer to increase access to screening for Alaska Native communities. Discusses barriers to colonoscopy screening, including access to colonoscopy providers and patient resistance to the procedure. Analyzes data from surveys of patients and providers, comparing patient responses based on age and emphasizing acceptability of MT-sDNA among both groups.
Author(s): Diana Redwood, Ian Blake, Ellen Provost, et al.
Citation: Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 10, 1-7
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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