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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Disaster Preparedness Training for Tribal Leaders
Describes a disaster preparedness training program for tribal leaders conducted in Arizona. Discusses the role of cultural competency, respect for tribal sovereignty, solicitation of historical examples of indigenous preparedness, and incorporation of tribal community networks in the success of the program.
Author(s): Wayne F. Peate, Jennie Mullins
Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 3, 2
Date: 01/2008
Type: Document
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Rural Crime and Policing in American Indian Communities
Examines crime and policing in Indian communities, including the historical development of Indian tribal policy. Identifies major factors limiting implementation of effective police forces in Indian communities.
Author(s): L. Edward Wells, David N. Falcone
Citation: Southern Rural Sociology, 23(2), 199-225
Date: 2008
Type: Document
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Indian Health Service: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Discusses HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services provided by Indian Health Service (IHS) at IHS facilities and through outside providers. Includes some discussion specific to services in rural areas.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 12/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Health Care for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
Reports findings from a study assessing health insurance coverage and access to health care among American Indian and Alaska Native elders (Native elders), using data from a national survey that included more than 8,300 Native elders.
Date: 10/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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National Trends in the Perinatal and Infant Health of Rural American Indians (AIs) and Alaska Natives (ANs): Have the Disparities Between AI/ANs and Whites Narrowed?
Summarizes findings from a study examining trends in prenatal care receipt, low-birthweight rates, neonatal and postneonatal death rates, and cause of death among rural American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) and Whites between 1985 and 1997.
Date: 09/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Use of Preventive Services Among Hispanic Sub-Groups: Does One Size Fit All?
Examines the use of preventive health services among Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and other Latinos and how nation of origin and rural residence influences the use of preventive services.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Myriam E. Torres, Jessica D. Bellinger, Janice C. Probst, Nusrat Harun, Andrew O. Johnson
Date: 07/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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MedlinePlus and the Challenge of Low Health Literacy: Findings From the Colonias Project
Describes the Colonias Project, a health literacy outreach project using promotoras in low-income Hispanic communities along the Texas-Mexico border.
Author(s): Cynthia A. Olney, Debra G. Warner, Greysi Reyna, Fred B. Wood, Elliot R. Siegel
Citation: Journal of the Medical Library Association, 95(1), 31-39
Date: 01/2007
Type: Document
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Rural Hospitals and Spanish Speaking Patients with Limited English Proficiency
Explores how rural hospitals are meeting the needs of patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), based on a survey of rural hospitals in counties with large established Latino populations and counties with high growth in Latino population between 1990 and 2000. Describes language services provided. Identifies barriers and strengths for providing these services.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Myriam E. Torres, Deborah Parra-Medina, Amy Brock Martin, et al.
Date: 10/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Trends in Uninsurance Among Rural Minority Children
Looks at trends in health insurance coverage among rural children from 1979-2001, with data for rural and urban White, African American, and Hispanic children.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Amy Martin, Janice C. Probst, Charity G. Moore, Daniel Patterson, Keith Elder
Date: 10/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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American Indian and Alaska Native Children: Results from the 2000 Census
Examines the geographic distribution and socioeconomic characteristics of American Indian and Alaska Native children, whose population virtually doubled between 1990 and 2000 because of changes to the 2000 Census.
Author(s): C. Matthew Snipp
Date: 08/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Population Reference Bureau
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