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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

IHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information on the federal response to COVID-19 in Indian Country. Addresses testing, access to personal protective equipment, funding, emergency planning, and service delivery.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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American Indian Trauma Report 2020
Identifies the disproportionate impact of trauma on Native Americans in Arizona in order to target interventions to improve injury prevention programs and reduce traumatic injuries. Identifies patient demographics, trauma risk factors such as alcohol or drug use, injury characteristics, access to care, and mortality rates.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Native American Youth: Agencies Incorporated Almost All Leading Practices When Assessing Grant Programs That Could Prevent or Address Delinquency
Examines federal financial assistance programs that could prevent or address juvenile delinquency in tribal communities, including 25 programs through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Highlights substance misuse and mental health issues as risk factors to juvenile delinquency and discusses federal and tribal-operated Youth Regional Treatment Centers. Explores how federal agencies incorporated best practices into the performance measurement and program evaluation of the grant programs.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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An Application of Recommended Methods from the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Vendor Peer Group Study for an Arizona WIC Program
Report highlights the recommended adjustments made to the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona's (ITCA) women, infants, and children (WIC) program. Analyzes the ITCA's transition from vendors to vendor peer groups and discusses the outcomes regarding data collection and pricing. Discusses the role rurality plays in food pricing and access.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, American Indian Research Center for Health
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Access to Colorectal Cancer Screening Programs for Underserved Populations in South Carolina
Fact sheet outlines the rates of access to colorectal cancer screening for rural and racial minorities in South Carolina. Compares cancer screening rates between rural and urban areas, as well as black an white populations in those areas, and by type of evidence-based intervention.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Rural and Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality in South Carolina 1996-2016
Fact sheet outlines the rates of colorectal cancer and mortality for rural and racial minorities in South Carolina from 1996 to 2016. Compares cancer rates between rural and urban areas, as well as black an white populations in those areas.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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COVID-19 Among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons — 23 States, January 31–July 3, 2020
Examines the cumulative incidence in 23 states of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people, compared with rates among non-Hispanic white people. Discusses possible causes for the elevated incidence of COVID-19 in AI/AN populations.
Author(s): Sarah M. Hatcher, Christine Agnew-Brune, Mark Anderson, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(34), 1166-1169
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Poverty Rates Dropped Across All Race/Ethnicity Groups Between 2013 and 2018
Bar chart showing poverty rates for in rural areas in 2013 and 2018 for American Indians, blacks, Hispanics, whites, and the rural population as a whole.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Human Trafficking in Native Populations: Q&A with Commissioner Jeannie Hovland
Interview with Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families, about ANA and HHS responses to human trafficking, abuse, and violence in Native American communities. Discusses the relationship between trafficking and missing and murdered Native Americans and HHS tools to support tribal healthcare and human service efforts.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health of American Indian and Alaska Native Adults, by Urbanization Level: United States, 2014–2018
Examines health status and health conditions among American Indian and Alaska Native adults compared to all U.S. adults, with data for rural, small metropolitan, and large metropolitan statistical areas. Addresses poor or fair health status, disability, multiple chronic conditions, hypertension, and diabetes.
Author(s): Maria A. Villarroel, Tainya C. Clarke, Tina Norris
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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