HEALTH TOPICS - GENERAL
Research and Tools
For Researchers, Health Professionals, & Educators
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 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.
Native Health Databases
Organizations and Programs
(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.
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.