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Flu

Our Health
Health information specific to American Indian and Alaska Native people

"Line of Defense" (fighting the flu PSA :30)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

Watch for tips to prevent the flu.

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

This factsheet explains what flu is, symptoms, and how to prevent it.  (PDF, 730 KB)

Wes Studi: Don't Get Dont Spread

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

Prevention tips

Wes Studi: Seasonal Flu

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

Learn about the seasonal flu
 

Our Stories
American Indians and Alaska Native people share their personal health experiences

Pandemic Influenza Storybook

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

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

For Researchers, Health Professionals, and Educators
Tools for American Indian and Alaska Native people health

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 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

Deaths Related to 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Among American Indian/Alaska Natives -- 12 States, 2009

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

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

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. (PDF, 16 MB)

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu): State, Lobal, Tribal and Territorial Health Officials

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

Provides the latest information for Tribal health officials.

H1N1 Information for Health Care Providers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

Provides recommendations and tools for vaccination, patient management, diagnosis and testing, planning, antivirals, infection control and training.

Influenza and American Indians - Journal Citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

National Library of Medicine

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.

Researcher Resources for Native American/Alaska Native Health and Influenza

Office of Minority Health, HHS

Results from the OMHRC Knowledge Center Catalog.

Seasonal Influenza Update and Information Center

Indian Health Service, HHS

This site provides up-to-date information on individual and family preparedness, clinical and public health guidelines, and other resources for education and treatment.

 

General Health Information about Flu

Cold Versus Flu

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

Flu in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Influenza

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Influenza (Flu)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS