A Profile of Tribal Health Departments
Explores services offered by tribal health departments and compares those services to local health departments of a similar size.
Author(s): Alana Knudson, Aleena Hernandez, Jessica Kronstadt, et al. Date: 06/2012 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis view details
Innovative Primary Care Delivery in Rural Alaska: A Review of Patient Encounters Seen by Community Health Aides
Reviews outpatient visits to Community Health Aides (CHAs)
and Community Health Practitioners (CHPs) from October 2004
to September 2006 to evaluate the scope of health problems
seen by CHA/Ps in remote, rural Alaska to the Alaska Native
population. Discusses how the program could serve as a
healthcare delivery model for remote areas.
Author(s): Christine Golnick, Elvin Asay, Ellen Provost, et al. Citation: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 71(1) Date: 06/2012 Type: Document view details
Characteristics of Telemental Health Service Use by American Indian Veterans
Details a study on the use of telemedicine to treat
post-traumatic stress disorder among American Indian and
Alaska Native veterans. Discusses the use of video
conferencing to provide access to care for rural Native
veterans seeking mental health services.
Author(s): Dr. Jay H. Shore, Dr. Elizabeth Brooks, Dr. Heather Anderson, et al. Citation: Psychiatric Services, 63(2), 179-181 Date: 02/2012 Type: Document view details
A Community Prevention Model to Prevent Children from Inhaling and Ingesting Harmful Legal Products
Describes the framework of a community prevention model
(CPM) to reduce the use of harmful legal products by rural
Alaskan children. Figure 1 illustrates the CPM as a
two-prong approach focusing on a community mobilization
strategy and an environmental strategy in homes, schools,
and retail locations. Includes a description of activities
and expected outcomes for each CPM strategy.
Author(s): K. W. Johnson, J. W. Grube, K. A. Ogilvie, et al. Citation: Evaluation and Program Planning, 35(1), 113-123 Date: 02/2012 Type: Document view details
Role of Telehealth/Videoconferencing in Managing Cancer Pain in Rural American Indian Communities
Determines the feasibility and effect of using
videoconferencing to deliver cancer-related pain management
education and case consultation to healthcare providers in
rural American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.
Analyzed data from 52 providers at 11 sites participating
in educational sessions and 93 providers at 16 sites
participating in case conferences at tribal clinics in
Alaska and Washington.
Author(s): Emily Haozous, Ardith Z. Doorenbos, George Demiris, et al. Citation: Psycho-Oncology, 21(2), 219-223 Date: 02/2012 Type: Document view details