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Resources by Topic: Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

The Lives of Native Hawaiian Elders and Their Experiences With Healthcare: A Qualitative Analysis
Highlights a 5-year study on the experiences of Native Hawaiian elders have had accessing quality healthcare. Discusses barriers to healthcare for Native Hawaiian elders, including those residing in rural areas.
Author(s): Keilyn Leina'ala Kawakami, Shelley Muneoka, Rachel L. Burrage, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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2020 Island Areas Censuses: Guam
Details the 2020 census count of population and housing units in Guam. Presents data by municipality and census designated place.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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2020 Island Areas Censuses: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
Details the 2020 census count of population and housing units in the Commonwealth of the Norther Mariana Islands. Presents data by municipality, district, and village.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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2020 Island Areas Censuses: American Samoa
Details the 2020 census count of population and housing units in American Samoa. Presents data by district, county, and village.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Services to Conduct a Needs Assessment For Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services Among Special Youth Populations Using Qualitative Methods, Protocol 2: In-Depth Interviews with Youth Regarding the System of Care
Reports on a needs assessment related to social determinants of health (SDOH) for special youth populations in Hawaii, including those who identify as Native Hawaiian, Compacts of Free Association (COFA) Nation/Micronesian, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations. Discusses health disparities, substance use, adverse childhood experiences, cultural responsiveness, mental health and trauma, stigma issues, and data on school facilities and enrollment by county.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Interim Report
Author(s): Susana Helm, Tai-An Miao, Jane Onoye, et al.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: State of Hawai`i, Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Department of Psychiatry, Research Division
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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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Title VI Native American Aging Programs: Services and Partnerships
Infographic describing Title VI services and supports provided to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian elders to help them continue living at home and in their communities. Includes information on Title VI program cooperation with community partners and tribal health care organizations.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USAging
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