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Rural Tribal Health – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Tribal Health.

Back to Basics: Transportation Safety in Traditionally Underserved and Vulnerable Communities
A webinar recording that examines transportation safety and mobility in rural and tribal communities. Discusses transportation equity and strategies for addressing mobility issues in vulnerable communities.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Indian Health Service, National Center for Rural Road Safety, National Safety Council, Road to Zero Coalition
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2022 Legislative and Policy Agenda for Indian Health
Provides policy recommendations from the National Indian Health Board regarding tribal health issues. Addresses health equity, behavioral health, emergency preparedness and response, tribal healthcare workforce, access to quality healthcare, and more.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Native American Agriculture and Food Systems: Challenges and Opportunities Presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines impacts of COVID-19 on Native American food systems. Analyzes 401 survey responses from Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) members, such as food producers, tribal leaders, and grocers. Discusses food systems issues such as limited storage capacity and breakdown of shipment logistics, increased hunger and demand on social support programs, and cessation of food programs during COVID-19.
Author(s): Megan Mucioki, Elizabeth Hoover, Jennifer Sowerwine, et al.
Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Intertribal Agriculture Council
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COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Among American Indian or Alaska Native Persons — Alaska, 2020–2021
Examines COVID-19 health disparities impacting American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people in Alaska from March 12, 2020–December 31, 2021. Discusses challenges to accessing healthcare, including living in rural and remote location. Also discusses the need for culturally competent health interventions.
Author(s): Lowrie A. Ward, Kelsey P. Black, Carla L. Britton, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(22), 730-733
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook: A Roadmap for Delivering Opportunity and Investments in Indian Country
Provides an overview of tribal-specific funding opportunities created by the 2022 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, offering guidance to help tribal governments and communities identify programs and sources of funds and determine eligibility for other programs. Outlines tribal set asides by program and other infrastructure funding opportunities that are not tribal-specific.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The White House
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The Never-Ending Maze: Continued Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA
Report examining criminal justice, healthcare, and support service issues related to disparities in sexual violence for American Indian and Alaska Native women. Covers challenges due to jurisdictional limitations, challenges and opportunities in tribal policing, the need for training and access to rape kits at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, and culturally competent support for survivors of sexual violence.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Amnesty International
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Righting a Wrong: Advancing Equity in Child Care Funding for American Indian & Alaska Native Families
Report details the need for access to child care for American Indian and Alaska Native parents in tribal communities. Aims to assess the current levels of access, quality of services, and eligibility requirements of current tribal child care services, among other measures. Discusses interventions that could improve access to child care in tribal communities.
Author(s): Linda Smith, Sophie Rosen
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Precious Moments: Tribal Home Visiting Programs Support Families During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Provides an overview of how 7 Tribal Home Visiting grantees provide support to American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) families during pregnancy and postpartum. Focuses on providing culturally competent care related to AIAN traditions, addressing historical and personal trauma in caregiving, improving maternal health outcomes, and providing education on breastfeeding, postpartum depression, healthy diet, and more.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Tribal Home Visiting
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Identification of Cancer Related Risk and Protective Factors for American Indian Youth: A Mixed Studies Review
Analyzes 75 journal articles to identify cancer related themes impacting the health of American Indian youth. Discusses risk and protective factors at the individual, non-family relationship, family relationship, community, institutional, and cultural level. Highlights the need for better data collection tools and describes potential interventions on the part of tribal communities.
Author(s): Melanie Nadeau, Kathryn Wise, Vianca Farfan Cuela, Devon Olson, Karan Saravana
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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American Indian/Alaskan Native Health Medicaid Telehealth Services Chart
Spreadsheet database of state-by-state telehealth policies related to American Indian/Alaska Native health services. Covers live video, store-and-forward, and remote patient monitoring policies, as well as billing and reimbursement information. Includes links to state policy manuals.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Last Updated: 6/28/2022