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HEALTH TOPICS - GENERAL

Our Health

Native American Health in MedlinePlus
(National Library of Medicine)

Native American Road Safety
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS)

American Indian and Alaska Native Populations
(Office of Minority Health, CDC, DHHS)

American Indians and Alaska Natives in Healthfinder
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Clinical Trials Education for Native Americans
(Native American Cancer Research)

Common Health Problems in Native Americans
(Management Sciences for Health)

Health for Native Life Magazine
(Indian Health Services)
Free, online magazine, with articles about living a healthy life.

Health of American Indian or Alaska Native Population
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Health of Native People of North America: An Annotated Mediagraphy
(The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship)

Health Problems in American Indian/Alaska Native Women
(National Women's Health Information Center, DHHS)

Health Topics - Arctic Health
(National Library of Medicine and University of Alaska Anchorage)

Native Health Databases
(University of New Mexico)

Research and Tools

AHRQ Research and Other Activities Relevant to American Indians and Alaska Natives
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, DHHS)
This program brief provides a summary, by topic, of ongoing and recently completed AHRQ activities that specifically address the health of the AI/AN people.

State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals Gateway
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Connecting the public health workforce to information, tools, and resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For Researchers, Health Professionals, & Educators

American Indian/Alaska Native Profile
(Office of Minority Health, HHS)
This resource provides statistics and incidence rates of dieases and conditions.

Native American Health
(National Library of Medicine)
Journal Citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

Native American Health
(National Library of Medicine)
Journal Citations from MEDLINE/PubMed, limited to the last 5 years

Clinical Trials for American Indians
(ClinicalTrials.gov, National Institutes of Health)
Database of clinical trials for American Indians. Contains recruiting, ongoing and finished trials.

Common Health Problems in Native Americans
(Management Sciences for Health)
This section explores issues of concern to providers working with the diverse populations that embody the term American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN). It is designed to broaden provider understanding of culture and health within Native American populations.

Health of American Indian or Alaska Native Population
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS)
Health data statistics and references.

Health Characteristics of the American Indian or Alaska Native Adult Population: United States, 2004 - 2008 (PDF, 304 KB)
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS)
This report compares national estimates for selected health status indicators, health behaviors, health care utilization, health conditions, immunizations, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing status for American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) adults with those for white, black, Asian, and Hispanic adults aged 18 years and over.

Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Aboriginal Peoples‘ Health (PDF, 572 KB)
(National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health)
This 2009 paper uses available data to describe health inequalities experienced by diverse Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The data are organized around social determinants of health across the life course and provide evidence that not only demonstrates important health disparities within Aboriginal groups and compared to non–Aboriginal people, but also links social determinants, at proximal, intermediate and distal levels, to health inequalities.

Health of Native People of North America: An Annotated Mediagraphy
(The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship)
Offers grants to local programs that address issues of obesity, tobacco use, and alcohol abuse-the leading causes of preventable death in the US.

Native Health Databases
(University of New Mexico)
Contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. The database provides information for the benefit, use, and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in health-related issues, programs, and initiatives regarding North American indigenous peoples.

NAU Awarded $6 Million To Lead American Indian Health Research
(Northern Arizona University)
The National Institutes of Health‘s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has awarded a $6 million grant to create a Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR) at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Press release, 2012.

Organizations and Programs


Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
(Indian Health Service)
The purpose of this mediagraphy is to provide as comprehensive a listing as possible of the current audiovisual materials on native health that exist in the United States and Canada. Compiled in 1993.

Trans-NIH American Indian and Alaska Native Health Communications and Information Work Group
Formed in late 2005, the Work Group provides a forum for health education and communications staff from across NIH to share strategies and learn effective approaches to developing and disseminating health information designed for American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

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