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HEALTH TOPICS - FLU and H1N1 (INFLUENZA)


              

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Deaths related to 2009 H1N1 & American Indians and Alaskan Natives
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS)

Protect the Circle of Life: The Flu and You (PDF, 1.1 MB)
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
TThis factsheet explains what flu is, symptoms, and how to prevent it.

Our Stories

Pandemic Influenza Storybook
A historical look at the 1918 pandemic flu and how one family used traditional healing to ease symptoms.

For Researchers, Health Professionals, & Educators

Deaths Related to 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Among American Indian/Alaska Natives --- 12 States, 2009
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
This 2009 MMWR article describes the disproportionate number of H1N1 related deaths among American Indian/Alaska Natives. According to an investigation which spanned 12 states, the rate of H1N1 related deaths in AI/AN was 4.0 times higher than death rates for all other racial/ethnic populations.


Evaluation and Assessment of H1N1 Outreach for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives (PDF, 16 MB)
(Urban Indian Health Institute)
This report summarizes key findings from two community focus groups and three key informant interviews conducted by the Urban Indian Health Institute on H1N1.


H1N1 Information for Health Care Providers
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS)
Provides reccomendations and tools for vaccination, patient management, diagnosis and testing, planning, antivirals, infection control and training.


H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu): State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Health Officials
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS)
Provides the latest information for Tribal health officials.



Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Vulnerable Populations in Tribal Communities
(American Journal of Public Health)
This 2009 article outlines potential issues to consider in identifying and providing appropriate services for selected vulnerable populations within tribal communities. We also highlight pandemic influenza preparedness resources available to tribal leaders and their partners in state and local health departments, academia, community-based organizations, and the private sector.

Seasonal Influenza Update and Information Center
(Indian Health Service, HHS)
This site provides up-to-date information on individual and family prepardness, clincial and public health gudielines, weekly epidemiology updates on the 2009 Influenza. A (H1N1) situation in IHS from the IHS Influenza Awareness System, other reosurces for education and treatment.
2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Weekly Surveillance Reports

2009 H1N1 Flu: Free Resources
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS)
Free brochures, posters, podcasts, and videos that can be used for patient education about prevention and prevention of the H1N1 flu. All free materials are easy to read, colorful, and can be printed directly from the Web site.
Native American Life is a Delicate Balance (PDF, 396 KB), yellow background
Native American Life is a Delicate Balance (PDF, 271 KB), cream background

Organizations and Programs

Flu.gov
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Health Information About Flu for Everyone

Flu in MedlinePlus
(National Library of Medicine)

Flu Myths and Realities
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) in MedlinePlus
(National Library of Medicine)

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS)

Influenza Tutorial from MedlinePlus
(National Library of Medicine)

Is it a Cold or the Flu? (PDF, 240 KB)
(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diesases, NIH)

Understanding Flu
(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diesases, NIH)

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