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Resources by Topic: Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Enhancing Student Perspectives of Humanism in Medicine: Reflections from the Kalaupapa Service Learning Project
Evaluates the impact of a service learning project for students from disadvantaged backgrounds that is intended to encourage them to pursue rural medicine. Kalaupapa service learning project is a post-baccalaureate, premedical school program focused on a rural community of Native Hawaiians.
Author(s): Winona K. Lee, Chessa C.D. Harris, Kawika A. Mortensen, Linsey M. Long, Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda
Citation: BMC Medical Education, 16, 137
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
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Guiding Principles for Engaging in Research with Native American Communities
Offers guidance on how to conduct research in and with Native communities based on 11 principles focusing on cultural humility, relationship building, relevance, and more.
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, Nadine Tafoya and Associates, New Mexico Tribal Strategic Prevention Framework Project, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, UNM Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health, UNM Prevention Research Center
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Compacts of Free Association: Issues Associated with Implementation in Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands
Examines potential impact of proposed legislation approving the 2010 Palau agreement, which would provide financial assistance for education and health services through 2024. Summarizes and updates reports issued from 2007-2013.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Achievement of the Health-related Millennium Development Goals in the Western Pacific Region 2016: Transitioning to the Sustainable Development Goals
Describes progress toward meeting goals to improve health in Western Pacific countries and territories. Features statistics on child mortality, maternal health, immunization rates, incidence of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, and access to clean water and sanitation.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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Using Photovoice with Youth to Develop a Drug Prevention Program in a Rural Hawaiian Community
Presents the results of a community-university research project involving 10 youth from rural areas participating in 8 focus groups with the purpose of developing a Native Hawaiian model of drug prevention.
Author(s): Susana Helm, Wayde Lee, Vanda Hanakahi, et al.
Citation: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 22(1), 1-26
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
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Reducing Cancer Screening Disparities in Medicare Beneficiaries Through Cancer Patient Navigation
Features a study of an intervention to counter the cancer screening disparities of Native Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Islander Medicare beneficiaries in rural Hawaii. Breaks down data by race, age, and comorbidity, among other factors.
Author(s): Kathryn L. Braun, William L. Thomas Jr, Jermy‐Leigh B. Domingo, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(2)
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
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Hawaiian Weight Management Program Aims for Healthy, Happy Lives
Highlights Kūlana Hawaii, a weight management program that helps Native Hawaiians and the medically underserved population on the islands of Oahu and Molokai.
Author(s): Jami Schumacher
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Mapping an Emerging National Health Equity Network
Results of an online survey of 256 organizations, conducted from April 2013-May 2014, providing basic demographics and information about partnerships which help advance the health and well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Social Policy Research Associates, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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Oral Health in Native American Elderly
Fact sheet providing information on needed dental work and overall oral health indicators in elderly Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian tribal member populations.
Author(s): Shyleen Hall, Patty Stensland, Paula Morin-Carter
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
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Gender Differences in the Use of Drug Resistance Strategies: An Analysis of Rural Asian/Pacific Islander Youth
Examines the differences between multi-ethnic male and female youth from the Island of Hawaii regarding their use of drug resistance strategies, and the implications for health promotion and drug prevention policies.
Author(s): Scott K. Okamoto, Suzanne Pel, Susana Helm, Jessica K. Valdez
Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 15(4), 568-574
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
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