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Resources by Topic: Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

The Development of Videos in Culturally Grounded Drug Prevention for Rural Native Hawaiian Youth
Provides an overview of adapting and validating narrative scripts to be used in videos as part of a culturally grounded drug prevention program for rural indigenous youth.
Author(s): Scott K. Okamoto, Susana Helm, Latoya L. McClain, Ay-Laina Dinson
Citation: Journal of Primary Prevention, 33(5-6), 259-269
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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More than Black and White: Differences in Predictors of Obesity among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders and European Americans
Analyzes predictors of obesity in rural Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian American, and European American undergraduate students by examining body mass index (BMI), exercise frequency, symptoms of psychiatric disorders, health outcomes, health status, and health behaviors.
Author(s): Alok Madan, Olga G. Archambeau, Vanessa A. Milsom, et al.
Citation: Obesity, 20(6), 1325-1328
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
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Compacts of Free Association: Improvements Needed to Assess and Address Growing Migration
Describes migration to the U.S. and its territories from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau. Discusses financial impact in Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to provide services to these migrants, including health services.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Tuberculosis in Indigenous Peoples in the U.S., 2003-2008
Examines trends and epidemiology of TB, showing disparities across racial/ethnic groups in the United States, with focus on American Indian/Alaska Native populations as a group and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander populations as a group. Features statistical breakdowns including sex, age group, TB case rates, social and behavioral characteristics, and treatment characteristics.
Author(s): Emily Bloss, Timothy H. Holtz, John Jereb, et al.
Citation: Public Health Reports, 126(5)
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
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Crossing Great Divides: A Guide to Elder Mobility Resources and Solutions in Indian Country
Discusses the impact of transportation services on healthcare access for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian older adults. Provides information about transportation funding opportunities to meet the needs of elders living on reservations. Describes Title VI Aging Services and Tribal Transit Programs.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance: Pacific Island United States Territories, 2007
Summarizes results from surveys of students in grades 9-12 conducted in five territories: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau, during January-June 2007.
Author(s): Jaclynn Lippe, Nancy Brener, Laura Kann. et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summary, 57(SS12), 28-56
Date: 11/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Minorities in Rural America
Describes the rural minority population, with demographic data and information on the economic structure and health resources available in rural minority communities. Includes separate chapters focused on rural African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian and Pacific Islander populations.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels, Kristen P. Jespersen, et al.
Date: 2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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ACL Housing and Services Resource Center: Tribal Housing
Provides resources and information on solutions to tribal housing issues. Includes links to help users develop knowledge about the unique housing needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, as well as tools and resources related to tribal housing partnerships.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Community Living
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Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health
Online peer-reviewed journal published monthly focusing on multicultural and environmental aspects of health and human services in the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Rim region.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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Western Pacific Region: American Samoa
Provides demographic, political, and socioeconomic data as well as statistics on health trends, causes of morbidity, and risk factors for noncommunicable diseases.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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