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Health Coverage Options for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Fact sheet details the healthcare coverage options for American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Provides guidance for accessing healthcare coverage through the Marketplace, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and breaks down the various verification and eligibility requirements.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Native American Veterans: Ensuring Access to VA Health Care and Benefits
Recording of a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discusses access to benefits and healthcare for American Indian and Alaska Native veterans. Features testimonies from representatives for the Indian Health Service, the Veterans Health Administration, the Blackfeet Veterans Alliance, the National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Health Board, and National Council of Urban Indian Health.
Additional links: Larry Wright Jr. Testimony, Leo Pollock Testimony, Mark Upton Testimony, Nickolaus Lewis Testimony, Roselyn Tso Testimony, Sonya Tetnowski Testimony
Date: 11/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate
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Practicing Tribal Sovereignty Through a Tribal Health Policy: Implementation of the Healthy Diné Nation Act on the Navajo Nation
Examines the Healthy Diné Nation Act (HDNA) which was passed by the Navajo Nation in 2014 to support health and wellness in tribal communities. Analyzes the process, implementation, and evaluation of the HDNA to understand its impact on public health policy. Includes historical information about the Navajo nation as well as diabetes data and HDNA funding amounts for specific Navajo chapters.
Author(s): Regina Eddie, Caleigh Curley, Del Yazzie, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
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Health and Health Care for Indigenous People
Fact sheet comparing data on healthcare and population health for American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI), and White populations based on 2021 American Community Survey, Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System Data, and other national data sources.
Author(s): Drishti Pillai, Samantha Artiga
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Incidence of Selected Cancers in Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Populations, 1999–2019 (Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Areas)
Examines the distribution of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations living in Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Area (PRCDA) counties. Analyzes several cancer types in AI/AN populations with data broken down by sex, geographic region, year of diagnosis between 1999 and 2019, and change rates in AYA cancers across time.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Improving Maternal Health Outcomes To Reduce Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity
Report highlights the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona's Maternal Health Innovation (MHI) Program's goals and strategies for achieving them. Details the current state of maternal health in the Council's 21 tribe area and explores the barriers to maternal care, as well as a program timeline.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, American Indian Research Center for Health
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Assessing Effectiveness of Early Childhood Home Visiting Models Implemented with Tribal Populations
Report assesses the efficacy of early childhood home visiting models for tribal populations. Reviews and assesses home visiting literature, information, and implementation procedures to establish best-practices for American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
Author(s): Rachel Bleiweiss-Sande, Emily Sama-Miller, Carla Chavez, Rebecca Coughlin, Andrea Mraz Esposito
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Tips for Disaster Responders: Understanding Historical Trauma and Resilience When Responding to an Event in Indian Country
Describes historical trauma and its impact on Native American populations, and offers guidance for behavioral health responders when engaged in disaster preparedness and response efforts for tribal communities.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Alone or in Combination by State: 2020
Presents a map of the American Indian and Alaska Native population distribution across the nation according to the 2020 census.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Facts for Features: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2022
Presents a number of demographic facts about American Indians and Alaska Natives drawn from U.S. Census data. Features breakdowns of population, federally recognized tribes, and the AI/AN veteran population, among other measures. Links to more Census products relating to AI/AN populations.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Last Updated: 12/6/2022