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Resources by Topic: Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

American Samoa--WHO Country Cooperation Strategy, 2018-2022
Identifies health and development challenges and priorities, and establishes strategic direction and approaches to facing challenges and achieving national goals, in cooperation with the World Health Organization. Features statistics for health indicators including rates of maternal and adult mortality, suicide, immunization, smoking, and access to drinking water and sanitation facilities.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands--WHO Country Cooperation Strategy, 2018-2022
Identifies health and development challenges and priorities, and establishes strategic direction and approaches to facing challenges and achieving national goals, in cooperation with the World Health Organization. Features statistics for health indicators including rates of maternal and adult mortality, suicide, immunization, smoking, and access to drinking water and sanitation facilities.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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Guam--WHO Country Cooperation Strategy, 2018-2022
Describes strategic priorities for public health and development, and includes statistics on life expectancy, mortality rates, immunization rates, and tobacco use.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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Advancing Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men
Highlights approaches for providing effective services and addressing behavioral health disparities. Directed toward clinicians, substance abuse counselors, program coordinators, educators, community group leaders, policy makers and staff, funding agencies, and other stakeholders. Includes descriptions of sample programs.
Author(s): Kevin L. Nadal, Ford Kuramoto, Patrick Lin
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Chuuk Women's Council Empowers Micronesian Women to be Healthcare Leaders
Highlights the Federated States of Micronesia Chuuk Women's Council, which was established in 1984 to educate Micronesian women to become leaders in their communities, businesses, and in healthcare.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Challenges and Promise of Health Equity for Native Hawaiians
Illustrates the status of health equity for Native Hawaiians by describing their population characteristics, and health and social disparities. Identifies effective programs developed to address health disparities, and offers recommendations to improve health equity.
Author(s): Noreen Mokuau, Patrick H. DeLeon, Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula, et al.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy of Medicine
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The Validity of Race and Hispanic-origin Reporting on Death Certificates in the United States: An Update
Results of an evaluation study showing a high rate of misclassification of race and ethnicity on death certificates for the American Indian or Alaska Native population from 1999 to 2011, but not for the Hispanic or Asian and Pacific Islander populations. Features statistics with breakdowns by race and ethnicity, geographic region, and urban or rural status.
Author(s): Elizabeth Arias, Melonie Heron
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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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