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Resources by Topic: Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

We Can Do This: COVID-19 Public Education Campaign
Resources to help community partners promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence and encourage prevention in the communities they serve. Includes educational materials in a wide range of formats and targeted to specific audiences. Provides information on the COVID-19 Community Corps, a grassroots network of people serving as trusted voices in their community regarding vaccination.
Additional links: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Data in the United States, by County, The COVID-19 Community Corps
Date: 04/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Sexually Transmitted Infections - Adopting a Sexual Health Paradigm
Highlights the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) across the U.S. Discusses how marginalized groups, such as women, LGBTQ, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations, among others, are disproportionately affected. Details how the barriers to healthcare access in rural areas, particularly rural American Indian reservations, can affect the rates of STIs. Makes policy recommendations to address these disparities.
Author(s): Sten H. Vermund, Amy B. Geller, and Jeffrey S. Crowley
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Evidence-based Health Promotion Programs among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities
Report details disparities in healthcare access for American Indian (AI), Alaska Native (AN), and Native Hawaiian (NH) communities. Discusses the role the Older American Act has played in providing services to AI/AN/NH populations and highlights the results of a survey of directors and staff of programs funded through the act on its efficacy and challenges. Explores evidence-based practices aimed at health promotion and disease prevention in AI/AN/NH communities and discusses the experience of both program directors and the elders in the community.
Additional links: Perspectives from Older Americans Act Title VI Directors and Staff on Health Promotion Programs in Indigenous Communities, Successful Strategies & Lessons Learned from Implementing Evidence-Based Programs in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities, The Voices of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders
Author(s): Collette Adamsen, Becky Bendixen, Melody Woodrich-Fernando, et al.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Council on Aging
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CHWs At Work: Making a Difference for Oklahoma's Marshallese Community
Highlights an Oklahoma program that uses community health workers (CHWs) for outreach to the Marshallese community in a three-county area. Provides a brief history and overview of the Marshallese population and discusses the health concerns the CHWs address.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Oversight Hearing "A Call to Action: Native Communities' Priorities in Focus for the 117th Congress."
Recording of an oversight hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the current needs of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities related to COVID-19, healthcare, housing, climate change, and infrastructure, among other issues. Features testimonies by representatives of the National Congress of American Indians, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Additional links: Carmen "Hulu" Lindsey Testimony, Fawn Sharp Testimony, Julie Kitka Testimony, Leonard Forsman Testimony
Date: 02/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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Lessons Learned from the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands COVID-19 Response
Blog post describing the ways in which public health officials used collaboration, communication, and partnership in their response to COVID-19 in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Includes information about other health-related challenges faced by these islands.
Author(s): Karl Ensign
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Percentage of Population Aged 25 Years and Over With a Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 2015-2019
Interactive map showing county-level rates of attaining a bachelor's degree or higher by age 25, based on the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Hover over a county to get data for 2005-2009, 2010-2014, and 2015-2019. Select a state to get county-level data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Median Household Income: 2015-2019
Interactive map showing county-level median household income, based on the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Hover over a county to get data for 2005-2009, 2010-2014, and 2015-2019. Select a state to get county-level income data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Percentage of People in Poverty by County: 2015-2019
Interactive map showing county-level poverty rates, based on the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Hover over a county to get poverty data for 2010-2014 and 2015-2019. Select a state to get county-level poverty data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Social and Systemic Inequities
Highlights the racial and ethnic disparities related to the social determinants of health. Breaks down rates of poverty, broadband access, education, and insurance, among other measures, of Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Asian American and Pacific Islander populations in rural and urban areas.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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