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Lung Diseases

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

American Indians and Alaska Natives and Tobacco Use

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

Asthma Among American Indians in Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Health

(PDF, 588 KB)

Culturally Competent Prevention and Control of Asthma for American Indians and Alaska Natives

University of California, Los Angeles

(PDF, 155 KB)

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

Michael's Ad: COPD and Smoking

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

Michael is an Alaska Native, and member of the Tlingit tribe who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

Nathan's Ad: Secondhand Smoke and Asthma

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

Nathan, a Native American and member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, has never smoked cigarettes.

The Gego Zaagaswaaken (don't smoke) Program

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Public Health Department

This 2 minute video educates about the health risk and dangers of secondhand smoke and the struggles and addictions to commercial tobacco band members face.

Then and Now: Interview with "Respecting the Tobacco Way"

Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Interview with the Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center of the Montana Tribal Leaders Council project "Respecting the Tobacco Way."

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

Asthma and American Indians/Alaska Natives

Office of Minority Health, HHS

This resource provides asthma statistics and incidence rates.

Costs of Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure in California American Indian Communities

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

A 2010 report presents current data for tribal leaders, their members, and communities on commerical tobacco use and its negative health, economic and cultural impact. (PDF, 2.6 MB)

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General

Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

2010 report of the Surgeon General.

Native Americans and Air Pollution

National Library of Medicine

Journal citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

Native Americans and Asthma

National Library of Medicine

Journal citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

Native Americans and Cancer

National Library of Medicine

Journal Citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

Native Americans and Lung Disease

National Library of Medicine

Journal citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

Native Americans and Tuberculosis

National Library of Medicine

Journal citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

Researcher Resources for Native American/Alaska Native Health and Lung Diseases

Office of Minority Health, HHS

Results from the OMHRC Knowledge Center Catalog.

Organizations and Programs
Organizations and programs supporting health in American Indian and Alaska Native communities

All Nations Breath of Life

Center for American Indian Community Health

Organizations for Native American/Alaska Native Health and Lung Diseases

Office of Minority Health, HHS

Results from the OMHRC Knowledge Center Catalog.

General Health Information about Lung Diseases

Air Pollution in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Asthma in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Lung Diseases in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Lungs and Breathing in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Tuberculosis in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine