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Rural Tribal Health – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Tribal Health.

Improving Outcomes for American Indian/Alaska Native People Returning to the Community from Incarceration: A Resource Guide for Service Providers
Seeks to improve outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native populations returning to their communities and families after incarceration by sharing information, research, program examples, and other resources addressing various topics including culturally responsive programs, violence, housing, substance use, mental health, education, employment, and more. Also shares special considerations for service providers working with child and families, youth, and women.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Native Americans, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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COVID-19 Contracting: Indian Health Service Used Flexibilities to Meet Increased Medical Supply Needs
Examines the Indian Health Service (IHS) National Supply Service Center (NSSC) contract obligations to obtain COVID-19-related products and medical supplies. Describes the contracting approaches used and challenges IHS officials faced.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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COVID-19 Resources for Native American Communities
Presents a number of resources for tribal communities pertaining to COVID-19. Features resources for infectious disease control and information about social distancing.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for American Indian Health
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COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center
Offers resources and assistance to keep tribes informed on the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain the safety and well-being of tribal populations. Includes updates & communications, community health and advocacy tools, webinars and events, and tribal response plans.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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IHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information on the federal response to COVID-19 in Indian Country. Addresses vaccination, testing, access to personal protective equipment, funding, emergency planning, and service delivery.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Veteran Suicide Prevention: Innovative Research and Expanded Public Health Efforts
Presents a full committee hearing discussing expanded public health efforts to address veteran suicide by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Features testimonies by representatives of the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the Wounded Warrior Project, the National Indian Health Board, and the Rand Corporation.
Additional links: Bill Smith Testimony, Jennifer Silva Testimony, Kaitlynne Hetrick Testimony, Kameron Matthews Testimony, Rajeev Ramchand Testimony, Tammy Barlet Testimony
Date: 09/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Veterans' Affairs Committee
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2021
Examines the factors predicting child well-being and breaks down indicators by a number of measures, including race/ethnicity, poverty, food security, and health insurance coverage, among others. Highlights data on the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children on a number different measures.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
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Indian Health Service Use of Critical Care Response Teams Has Helped to Meet Facility Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Provides an overview of the Indian Health Service's (IHS) Critical Care Response Teams (CCRTs) program, which was developed to support IHS and Tribal facilities in caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients. Examines the first five CCRT deployments from June -September 2020. Offers recommendations to leverage CCRT program success to support other IHS care improvement efforts.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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2020 Census Results: Regional Tribal Land Data Summary
Presents a summary of changes in tribal areas as a result of the 2020 census. Highlights geographic changes, such as the addition of tribal lands, and population changes by region. Features a number of regional reports breaking down census data.
Additional links: Alaska Region, Eastern Oklahoma and Southern Plains Region, Great Plains Region, Midwest Region, Navajo Region, Northeast Region, Northwest Region, Pacific Region, Rocky Mountain Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, Western Region
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center
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We Can Do This: American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal Leaders Toolkit
Resources tribal communities can use to build COVID-19 vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Last Updated: 10/21/2021