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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Susceptibility of Southwestern American Indian Tribes to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Discusses the susceptibility of the Navajo Nation, Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico, and Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma to COVID-19. Examines historical and immunological factors, as well as ongoing and suggested interventions.
Author(s): Monika Kakol, Dona Upson, Akshay Sood
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
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Exploring American Indian and Alaska Native Data on Census.gov
Webinar recording discusses the Census as source for resources and data about American Indian and Alaska Native populations and tribal geographies. Highlights the differences between, and how to find data for, AI/AN as a population group and tribal geographic area.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Webinar Transcript
Date: 04/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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CMS Native American Contacts
Features Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services contacts for personnel in the Division of Tribal Affairs and the contacts responsible for the different Indian Health Services areas.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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2020 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report
Discusses county-level health disparities by examining health factors and outcomes throughout the U.S. Covers life expectancy, racial and ethnic opportunity gaps, homeownership rates, child poverty, and more. Includes key findings and examples of community efforts to improve health outcomes.
Additional links: 2020 State Health Reports
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Washington State's 2019 Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Workforce
Reports on the existing advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) workforce supply in the state of Washington. Highlights the characteristics, distribution, qualifications, and practice settings of ARNPs using data collected from a 2019 Nursys e-Notify survey conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and from state license renewals.
Additional links: Appendix – Unweighted Response Counts and Percentages for Each Survey Question
Author(s): Benjamin A. Stubbs, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
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Health Status Profile of American Indians in Arizona 2018 Data Book
Provides detailed data on Native Americans in Arizona. Covers sociodemographics, healthcare use, mortality by age and for different causes such as diabetes, and maternal and newborn health factors. Presents data by tribe and by select county for Native populations residing off-reservation.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Tribal TANF-Child Welfare Coordination: Collaboration Assessment Tool
Details assessment criteria for collaborations between Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Welfare Coordination (TT-CW) programs. Provides instructions for conducting the assessment and includes a copy of the tool in the appendix.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tribal TANF-Child Welfare
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Tribal HPOG Program Snapshot - The CITC HPOG Program: Creating Pathways to Brighter Futures
Highlights key features of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program and outcomes from the first four years of program implementation. CITC is a Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantee and helps individuals in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley pursue careers in health professions.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Maternal Mortality: Trends in Pregnancy-Related Deaths and Federal Efforts to Reduce Them
Examines trends in pregnancy-related deaths between 2007 and 2016, Analyzes data by cause of death, racial and ethnic groups, and age. Appendix III lists ongoing Department of Health and Human Services funding opportunities to address maternal mortality, including the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program. Appendix V provides an overview of efforts to reduce maternal mortality in California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, and Texas.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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COVID-19: Guidance for Tribal Programs
Presents guidance for tribal programs related to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Discusses how to continue program services while decreasing the likelihood of contagion.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
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