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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Oversight Hearing on "Evaluating the Response and Mitigation to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Native Communities" and Legislative Hearing to Receive Testimony on S. 3650
Presents the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing on the response to COVID-19 in tribal communities. Features testimony from representatives from the Indian Health Service, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, and the National Indian Health Board.
Additional links: Lisa Elgin Testimony, Michael D. Weahkee Testimony, Robert J. Fenton, Jr. Testimony, Scott J. Davis Testimony
Date: 07/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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Challenges and Facilitators of Hospice Decision-Making: A Retrospective Review of Family Caregivers of Home Hospice Patients in a Rural US-Mexico Border Region - A Qualitative Study
Analyzes the decision-making experiences, relevant to the utilization of hospice care (HC), of informal family caregivers assisting patients enrolled in an HC program located in a rural US-Mexico border region.
Author(s): Eunjeong Ko, Dahlia Fuentes, Savitri Singh-Carlson, Frances Nedjat-Haiem
Citation: BMJ Open 10(7) e035634
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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U.S. COVID Atlas
Provides county-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, with the option to view regional clusters and to overlay the map with Native American reservations. Map and related chart can be animated to show changes over time from January 2020 through the present.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of Chicago Center for Spatial Data Science
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COVID-19: Maternal and Child Health During COVID-19
Provides information and resources regarding pregnancy, maternal, and neonatal health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes examples, tools, and policies from hospitals nationwide on mitigating risk in labor and delivery, visitation policies, utilizing remote resources, racial disparities, and more.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Tribal Communities - Plan, Prepare, and Respond
Guidance for tribal communities on responding to COVID-19. Includes information on cleaning and disinfecting, social distancing, contact tracing, and more.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health Center COVID-19 Survey
Presents results from a national survey of health centers regarding COVID-19 patient testing and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health center operations and health center staff. Examines testing rates and results by race and ethnicity. Includes survey results by state and territory.
Additional links: Maps of COVID-19 Survey Data
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
Identifies funding, training, technical assistance, and other federal resources to help rural communities respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Programs are listed by audience for for-profit businesses; agricultural producers and ranchers; state, county, and local government; nonprofits; cooperatives; individuals; healthcare facilities; and tribes and tribal organizations.
Additional links: En Espanol
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center
Offers resources and assistance to keep tribes informed on the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain the safety and well-being of tribal populations. Includes updates & communications, community health and advocacy tools, webinars and events, and tribal response plans.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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IHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information on the federal response to COVID-19 in Indian Country. Addresses testing, access to personal protective equipment, funding, emergency planning, and service delivery.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Population Health in Rural America in 2020 - A Virtual Workshop
Recording of a 2-day workshop on rural population health. Features presentations by experts in the field, with discussion on rural demographics and social determinants of health; health disparities; public health, healthcare, and community efforts to improve health outcomes in rural America; health policy; and more. Presentation slides and workshop agenda are available to download.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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