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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Health Reporter
Quarterly newsletter of the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) providing updates on current NIHB programs and information on other important tribal health issues.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Public Health Digest
National Indian Health Board (NIHB) newsletter that shares the latest developments in tribal public health, as well as project updates, upcoming events, and informative articles on relevant tribal public health topics.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Washington Report
Newsletter produced by the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) focusing on congressional events, passed and pending legislation, policy analysis, and other noteworthy topics affecting Indian healthcare at the federal level.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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NIHB Affordable Care Act Toolkit for Native Youth
Provides a variety of resources, including downloadable materials, designed to educate Native youth about the opportunities and concepts included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Offers information and assistance in the areas of the ACA, Medicaid, health insurance enrollment, tribal outreach and education, and Native specific benefits.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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The Indian Health Delivery System
Explains the origins of the Indian Health Service (IHS), how services are funded, and details the major legal and legislative events that shaped the current relationship between the tribal, state, and federal governments.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Diabetes Prevention Program Toolkit
Provides instructions for designing and implementing a diabetes prevention program in Native communities. Shares best practices and lessons learned from 38 test programs that were conducted under the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Diabetes Prevention (DP) grant program. Provides guidance in the areas of developing support, activity planning, recruiting and coaching of participants, staffing, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Healthy Heart Toolkit
Shares a variety of resources designed to help Native communities implement a cardiovascular disease risk reduction program. Based on the strategies used by the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Healthy Heart (HH) grantees, the toolkit can be adapted to best suit community needs and provides guidance in the areas of partnership development, participant recruitment, staffing, messaging, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Health Equity Change Makers: Elk's Story
A video describing the Northern Arapaho Horse Culture class, a suicide and substance abuse prevention program that uses Native American culture and horsemanship to encourage youth to work through challenges and build resiliency. The program is part of the Northern Arapaho Suicide Prevention Program on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming funded by the Indian Health Service. Length: 2:25
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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Mapping Medicare Disparities
Provides access to county-level data and comparisons on chronic disease prevalence, Medicare spending, hospital and emergency department utilization, preventive services, and preventable hospitalizations, readmissions, and mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries. Includes hospital-level quality of care and cost of care data and comparisons.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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HealthCare.gov: Health Coverage for American Indians & Alaska Natives
Provides one-stop information for consumers on health insurance coverage, how to get covered, and requirements related to health insurance specific to American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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