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American Samoa Resources

When Will the U.S. Territories Exhaust Federal Medicaid Funding?
Issue brief exploring the projected effects on healthcare expense funding in American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands if all sources of federal funding are allowed to expire in 2019. Features statistics for Medicaid funding and spending in the territories for fiscal year 2018, and sources of federal Medicaid funding and periods during which the funding is available.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Full Committee Hearing: The Insular Areas Medicaid Cliff
Recording of a U.S. House Natural Resources Committee hearing focused on Medicaid funding for the U.S. territories. Includes testimonies from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Healthcare Corporation, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands State Medicaid Agency, Guam Division of Public Welfare, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services, American Samoa Government Medicaid Director, and Puerto Rico State Health Insurance Administration.
Additional links: Angela Avila Testimony, Esther Muna Testimony, Helen Sablan Testimony, Maria Theresa Arcangel Testimony, Michal Rhymer-Browne Testimony, Sandra King Young Testimony
Date: 05/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. House of Representatives
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Medicaid and CHIP in American Samoa
Summarizes key requirements and design features of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in American Samoa. Features statistics on program costs from fiscal years 2011-2017, with breakdowns by federal spending and American Samoa spending.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Medicaid and CHIP in the Territories
Summarizes federal requirements and design features of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as operating in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Features statistics including number of enrollees and percentage of the population enrolled, and program costs, with breakdowns by federal or territory spending levels and by location, using data from fiscal year 2017.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Medicaid in the Territories: Program Features, Challenges, and Changes
Issue brief examining key issues and trends in the Medicaid program for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, using findings drawn from a budget survey and interviews with Medicaid officials. Focuses on Medicaid financing, eligibility and enrollment, benefits, provider access and delivery systems, and the changes from fiscal years 2017 to 2019. Features statistics including Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program enrollment as of July 2016, and Medicaid funding and spending in these territories as of fiscal year 2017.
Author(s): Cornelia Hall, Robin Rudowitz, Kathleen Gifford
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - American Samoa State Snapshot: FY 2019 Application/FY 2017 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - American Samoa: FY 2019 Application/FY 2017 Annual Report
Describes American Samoa's maternal and child health programs, including a program overview and a needs assessment. Features data on financial, program, and performance measures, and includes demographic information on ethnicity and race, household types, poverty levels, maternal and infant mortality, and statistics related to healthcare and health insurance.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Zika in Babies in US Territories
Provides an overview of the Zika infection in pregnancy and its impact on babies. Focuses on babies born in American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Marshall Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Identifies what health departments, healthcare providers, and parents can do.
Additional links: Fact Sheet, Video
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Vital Signs: Zika-Associated Birth Defects and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities Possibly Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection — U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, 2018
Focuses on children one year of age or younger born in the U.S. territories and freely associated states whose mothers had laboratory evidence of confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy and who had follow-up care reported. Reports data on Zika-associated birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities possibly associated with congenital Zika virus infection.
Author(s): Marion E. Rice, Romeo R. Galang, Nicole M. Roth, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(31), 858-867
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 2 Years — U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands, April–October, 2016
Reports on estimated coverage for selected vaccines and doses by 2 years of age for children in five United States Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) jurisdictions: American Samoa, Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
Author(s): Ashley Tippins, Neil Murthy, Mehreen Meghani, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(20), 579-584
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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American Samoa - Maternal and Child Health Block Grant 2018
Provides data on maternal and child health for American Samoa, including identification of health needs.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
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Snapshot: Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health
Fact sheet with statistics on uninsurance rates by ethnicity; health disparities by ethnicity, sex, and three types of cancer incidence rates; and rates of hepatitis B and HIV infection. Focuses on Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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American Samoa--WHO Country Cooperation Strategy, 2018-2022
Identifies health and development challenges and priorities, and establishes strategic direction and approaches to facing challenges and achieving national goals, in cooperation with the World Health Organization. Features statistics for health indicators including rates of maternal and adult mortality, suicide, immunization, smoking, and access to drinking water and sanitation facilities.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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Open Hearts, Open Minds: An Accomplishments Report of the Pacific Island Task Force
Summarizes U.S. government's response to recommendations from community leaders in Hawaii, the U.S. Pacific Territories, and U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands on various topics, including health equity. Details successes in improving access to federal programs and resources, and increasing grant opportunities in the Pacific region.
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Education
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American Samoa Statistical Yearbook 2016
Provides information on historical and current economic and social characteristics for American Samoa.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Samoa Government
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Recent Population Trends for the U.S. Island Areas: 2000 to 2010
Provides data on the populations of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Includes charts and maps describing the population, with information on population density, race and ethnic origin, age, and gender.
Author(s): Justyna Goworowska, Steven Wilson
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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American Samoa (USA) Country Profile
Provides a snapshot of trends in the status of health systems in American Samoa from 1995-2015. Features statistics on demographics, economic growth, public health strategic planning, trends in diseases and risk factors, and health services coverage.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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Opportunities and Challenges: Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Pacific Territories
Describes provisions in the Affordable Care Act that will benefit Americans living in the U.S. Territories by increasing access, ensuring quality and advancing prevention and public health.
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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American Samoa 2010 Census Results: Total Population by County
Color display shows county population totals by number range in American Samoa.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Island Health: How CDC Prevents Chronic Diseases and Promotes Health for US Territories and Affiliated Pacific Islands
Fact sheet describing challenges in reducing risk factors for chronic diseases and promoting health in U.S. island territories, and strategies for improvement.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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2010 Census Island Areas
Access demographic information for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Western Pacific Region: American Samoa
Provides demographic, political, and socioeconomic data as well as statistics on health trends, causes of morbidity, and risk factors for noncommunicable diseases.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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2012 Statistical Abstract: Puerto Rico & the Island Areas
Presents summary economic and social statistics for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Presents demographic, economic, and educational data gathered between 2007 and 2010.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Office of Insular Affairs: American Samoa
Provides an overview of American Samoa's history, political status, demographics, and economy, as well as OIA contacts and American Samoa leadership.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of the Interior: Office of Insular Affairs
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CIA World Fact Book: American Samoa
Provides current information on American Samoa, covering geography, population characteristics, government, and the economy.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Central Intelligence Agency
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Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant State Information: American Samoa
Presents maternal and child health state contacts, priorities, performance measures, and outcomes measures for American Samoa.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Last Updated: 5/23/2019