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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Washington State's 2019 Registered Nurse Workforce
Reports on the existing registered nurse (RN) workforce supply in the state of Washington. Highlights the characteristics, distribution, qualifications, and practice settings of RNs using data collected from a 2019 Nursys e-Notify survey conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and from state license renewals.
Additional links: Appendix – Unweighted Response Counts and Percentages for Each Survey Question
Author(s): Benjamin A. Stubbs, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
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Rapid Health Impact Assessment on USDA Proposed Changes to School Nutrition Standards
Highlights a study on the health implications of proposed changes to the United States Department of Agriculture's nutrition guidelines for school lunches. Compares changes to current guidelines and highlights the impact the changes would have for students of color and students in rural communities.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Healthy Eating Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Measurement of Nutrition Environments in Grocery Stores, Convenience Stores, and Restaurants in the Lower Mississippi Delta
Reports on the Delta Food Outlets Study, evaluating the local nutrition environments of pregnant woman and their infants living in rural Lower Mississippi Delta to assess environmental exposures influencing their dietary habits. Study participants had previously participated in a nutrition and physical activity intervention, the Delta Health Sprouts Project.
Author(s): Jessica L. Thomson, Melissa H. Goodman, Alicia S. Landry
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Severe Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Among Indigenous Women in the United States
Compares maternal mortality and morbidity rates of Native American and Alaska Native women to those of non-Hispanic white women in both rural and urban areas across the U.S. Draws from hospital discharge data from 2012 to 2015.
Author(s): Katy B. Kozhimannil, Julia D. Interrante, Alena N. Tofte, Lindsay K. Admon
Citation: Obstetrics and Gynecology, 135(2), 294-300
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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Tribal HPOG Program Snapshot - Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board: Pathways to Healthcare Professions
Highlights key features of the Pathways to Healthcare Professions (PHP) program and outcomes from the first four years of program implementation. PHP is a Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 grantee and helps individuals in western South Dakota and northern Nebraska pursue careers in health professions.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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High Rates of Decay and Need for Dental Treatment Among American Indian and Alaska Native Kindergartners in North Dakota
Describes a study examining results of dental screenings of 1,998 North Dakota kindergartners during the 2018-2019 school year. Features statistics including rates of decay experience, untreated decay, and need for early or urgent dental care, with breakdowns by race or ethnicity.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder, Shane Knutson
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Alcohol-Induced Deaths Among American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals - "Drinking Was What I and Others Just Did"
Commentary on an article describing excessive alcohol consumption and related deaths as a growing public health crisis in American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) populations. Discusses the need for detoxification programs and substance abuse treatment programs, and efforts to change the perception that alcoholism is an inevitable part of life for AIAN people.
Author(s): Spero M. Manson
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(2)
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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Integrating Culture and History to Promote Health and Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities: Traditional Foods Have Become a Way to Talk About Health
Reports on the implementation of the Traditional Foods Project (TFP), a community-based intervention to promote access to and integration of traditional foods, physical activities, and social support in culturally and geographically diverse American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.
Author(s): Lemyra DeBruyn, Lynne Fullerton, Dawn Satterfield, Melinda Frank
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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Implementing Healthcare Career Pathway Training Programs in Rural Settings: Responsive Approaches by Tribal HPOG 2.0 Grantees
Examines opportunities and challenges in implementing healthcare education and training programs in rural and tribal communities. Describes how the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 grantees used their communities' strengths in developing their programs. Highlights the use of partnerships, strategies for addressing geographic isolation and improving access, and methods for ensuring communication and engagement.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Poverty Rates by Race/Ethnicity and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2018
Bar chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetro poverty levels for whites, African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Hispanic populations.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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