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Pacific Territories, Commonwealth, and Freely Associated States Resources

Achievement of the Health-related Millennium Development Goals in the Western Pacific Region 2016: Transitioning to the Sustainable Development Goals
Describes progress toward meeting goals to improve health in Western Pacific countries and territories. Features statistics on child mortality, maternal health, immunization rates, incidence of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, and access to clean water and sanitation.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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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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Mapping an Emerging National Health Equity Network
Results of an online survey of 256 organizations, conducted from April 2013-May 2014, providing basic demographics and information about partnerships which help advance the health and well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Social Policy Research Associates, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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Compacts of Free Association: Improvements Needed to Assess and Address Growing Migration
Describes migration to the U.S. and its territories from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau. Discusses financial impact in Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to provide services to these migrants, including health services.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance: Pacific Island United States Territories, 2007
Summarizes results from surveys of students in grades 9-12 conducted in five territories: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau, during January-June 2007.
Author(s): Jaclynn Lippe, Nancy Brener, Laura Kann. et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summary, 57(SS12), 28-56
Date: 11/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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U.S. Affiliated Pacific Basin Jurisdictions: Legal, Geographic and Demographic Information
Provides an overview of the geography, population, and relationship to the U.S. for the six Pacific jurisdictions: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Author(s): Cathy Wasem
Date: 2004
Type: Document
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Pacific Partnerships for Health: Charting a New Course
Provides an overview of health care services in the U.S. Associated Pacific Basin and discusses the U.S. role in the region's health care delivery systems.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 1998
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans
Shares comprehensive cancer control plans for all 50 states, the 6 U.S. affiliated Pacific jurisdictions, Puerto Rico, and several tribes. Outlines how the organizations plan to address cancer in their geographic service area based on the specific needs of the population they serve, including those in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health of Asian or Pacific Islander Population
Offers links to various health data for the Asian and Pacific Islander population. Statistics include births, deaths, health status, and healthcare access.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Explore the Title V Federal-State Partnership
Provides access to data and reports from the 59 states and jurisdictions that receive Title V Block Grant funds from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Includes state snapshots with maternal and child health data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Last Updated: 1/4/2024