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Resources by Topic: Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hawaiian Weight Management Program Aims for Healthy, Happy Lives
Highlights KÅ«lana 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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Developing Empirically Based, Culturally Grounded Drug Prevention Interventions for Indigenous Youth Populations
Describes the relevance of a culturally grounded approach when developing a drug prevention program for Indigenous youth. Includes implications for culturally grounded approaches in behavioral health services and a case example of a drug prevention program for rural Native Hawaiian youth.
Author(s): Scott K. Okamoto, Susana Helm, Suzanne Pel, et al.
Citation: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 41(1)
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
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Compacts of Free Association: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight and Accountability of U.S. Assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands
Testimony before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee regarding Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands spending of compact sector funds in the education and health sectors for fiscal years 2007 through 2011.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): David Gootnick
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Drug Offers as a Context for Violence Perpetration and Victimization
Analyzes the connection of drug use by rural Native Hawaiian youth with aggressive behavior and violence.
Author(s): Susana Helm, Scott Okamoto, Alexis Kaliades, Danielle Giroux
Citation: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 13(1), 39-57
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Compacts of Free Association: Micronesia and the Marshall Islands Continue to Face Challenges Measuring Progress and Ensuring Accountability
Discusses Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands spending of compact sector funds in the education and health sectors. Offers recommendations to ensure the reliability of indicators in education and health.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Health Literacy, Health Communication Challenges, and Cancer Screening among Rural Native Hawaiian and Filipino Women
Details a study based on 6 focus groups with Native Hawaiian and Filipino women in rural Hawaii. Breaks down participants' data by cancer screening history, family and personal history with cancer, self-reported health literacy, and demographic information, such as race, age, educational attainment, and marital status, among others. Also discusses cultural competency and language barriers.
Author(s): Tetine Sentell, May Rose Dela Cruz, Hyun Hee Heo, Katheryn Braun
Citation: Journal of Cancer Education, 28(2), 325-334
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Federated States of Micronesia: Tracking Progress in Maternal and Child Survival
Reports on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health achievements and challenges experienced in the Federated States of Micronesia to achieve targets of the health-related Millennium Development Goals as outlined in the Federated States of Micronesia National Strategic Plan. Includes statistics on infant and maternal mortality rate trends, weight statuses of adults and young children, and drinking water and sanitation coverage with breakdowns by rural or urban status.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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