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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

NIEA Advocacy to Address COVID-19
Provides legislative updates and resources supporting tribes, tribal schools and communities, and states to ensure they have the means to address COVID-19.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Education Association
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Strengthening Rural Community Colleges: Innovations and Opportunities
Examines the needs and challenges of rural community colleges throughout the United States, based on interviews with over 500 rural college trustees, presidents, and rural leaders. Explores funding disparities, access to broadband and mental health resources for students, and includes a section on tribal colleges and universities. Features statistics on community college expenditures for overall costs and student services costs, with breakdowns by urban, suburban, and rural areas.
Author(s): Rachel Rush-Marlowe
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of Community College Trustees
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2021 Legislative and Policy Agenda for Indian Health
Provides policy recommendations from the National Indian Health Board regarding tribal health issues. Addresses COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, telehealth capacity, Indian Health Service funding, tribal public health, behavioral health, Medicare and Medicaid access, and more.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Testimony of the National Indian Health Board - "Road to Recovery: Ramping Up COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, and Medical Supply Chain"
Details the testimony of the National Indian Health Board to the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health on the needs of Indian Country regarding vaccines, tests, and medical supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Presents recommendations to the subcommittee on required funding and highlights the toll COVID-19 has taken on Native people across the country.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, National Indian Health Board
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The State of State, Territorial, and Tribal Suicide Prevention: Findings from a Web-Based Survey
Details the findings of a web-based survey of coordinators, project directors, and state officials working in suicide prevention on the state of current suicide prevention programs in U.S. states, territories, and tribal nations. Highlights the survey data on prevention planning, prevention readiness and capacity, and barriers and facilitators, among other measures.
Author(s): Katrina S. Kennedy, Andrea Carmichael, Margaret Melissa Brown, et al.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
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Tribal Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Directory 2021
Directory lists all the tribally operated nursing home and assisted living facilities across the country. Provides the tribal affiliation, facility name, address, certification, and number of beds for each facility.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Oversight Hearing "A Call to Action: Native Communities' Priorities in Focus for the 117th Congress."
Recording of an oversight hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the current needs of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities related to COVID-19, healthcare, housing, climate change, and infrastructure, among other issues. Features testimonies by representatives of the National Congress of American Indians, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Additional links: Carmen "Hulu" Lindsey Testimony, Fawn Sharp Testimony, Julie Kitka Testimony, Leonard Forsman Testimony
Date: 02/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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Critical Access Hospital in Oregon Uses Advisory Council and Trainings to Improve Cultural Competency
Features St. Charles Madras, a Critical Access Hospital in Oregon. Highlights how it improved care for American Indian and Latino patients by creating a Patient Family Advisory Council, implementing cultural competency trainings, and installing new artwork representing its community.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Disparities in Educational Attainment by Race, Ethnicity Persist in Rural America
Stacked bar chart comparing educational attainment in 2000 and 2019 for rural White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic adults age 25 and older. Each bar shows the portion of the population with an educational attainment of below high school; high school, some college, or associate's degree; and bachelor's degree or higher.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Increase Healthy Beverage Consumption and Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs): A Community Roadmap
Interactive resource provides guidance for tribal communities to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and promote healthy beverage options. Provides resources and information to support healthy beverage programs, such as how to conduct a needs assessment, identify stakeholders, and choose an appropriate strategy.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Notah Begay III Foundation
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