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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Northwest Tribal Substance Abuse Action Plan: A Five-Year Strategic Plan for the Tribes of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, 2011-2015
An action plan developed to provide substance abuse prevention and treatment intervention strategies responsive to the existing capacity and needs of 43 federally-recognized tribes in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
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Black or African American Population for Nonmetropolitan Counties
Printable map that shows the percent of the U.S. population by county who are Black or African American. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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American Indian and Alaska Native Population for Nonmetropolitan Counties
Printable map that shows the percent of the U.S. population by county who are American Indian or Alaska Native. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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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The Unequal Distribution of Child Poverty: Highest Rates Among Young Blacks and Children of Single Mothers in Rural America
Reports child poverty rates by race and family structure nationally and by region. Includes data for children under 6 and children under 18 by central city, suburban, and rural populations.
Author(s): Marybeth J. Mattingly, Jessica A. Bean
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Hispanic/Latino Populations for Nonmetropolitan Counties
Printable map that shows the percent of the U.S. population by county who are Hispanic or Latino. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Deaths Related to 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Among American Indian / Alaska Natives -- 12 States, 2009
Reports that American Indians and Alaska Natives in the 12 states participating in the study had an H1N1 mortality rate four times higher than persons in all other racial/ethnic populations combined.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 58(48), 1341-1344
Date: 12/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Vulnerable Populations in Tribal Communities
Highlights potential problems when identifying and providing public health services for certain groups within the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. Outlines pandemic influenza preparedness resources for those providing services to the AI/AN population.
Author(s): Amy Groom, Cheyenne Jim, Mic LaRoque, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 99(Suppl 2), S271-S278
Date: 10/2009
Type: Document
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Differences in Prescribing Patterns of Psychotropic Medication for Children and Adolescents between Rural and Urban Prescribers
Examines changes in psychotropic drug prescriptions to rural and urban youth over time. Includes data for type of medication, prescriber (psychiatrist, generalist, other), and top prescribed drugs for Caucasians and minorities.
Author(s): Scott J. Adams, Stan Xu, Fran Dong
Date: 10/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
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The Community Pulling Together: A Tribal Community-University Partnership Project to Reduce Substance Abuse and Promote Good Health in a Reservation Tribal Community
Highlights a study on the role that collaborative relationships between tribal communities and universities can play in conducting research into alcohol and drug abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Details a collaboration between the Suquamish Tribe and the University of Washington, and the culturally sensitive substance abuse program the partnership was able to design for youth in the Suquamish community.
Author(s): Lisa R. Thomas, Dennis M. Donovan, Robin LW. Sigo, Lisette Austin, G. Alan Marlatt
Citation: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 8(3), 283-300
Date: 07/2009
Type: Document
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