The Health of Native Americans

The Health of Native Americans Author T. Kue Young
ISBN-10 0195073398
Release 1994
Pages 275
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In order to study the health status of Native Americans, the unique characteristics of this population must be fully considered. This book provides a comprehensive review of the health of Native Americans in the United States and Canada. Historical trends in population and health status from pre-European contact to the present are thoroughly examined within three categories: infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and injuries. The etiology and pathogenesis of different diseases are discussed, and genetic and environmental risk factors are considered. The book also compares the incidence of disease among Native Americans and non-Native Americans, examines variations among Native Americans belonging to different geographical, cultural and linguistic groups, and reviews control and prevention strategies. On a broader level, the purpose of this book is to integrate the approaches of anthropology and epidemiology in order to demonstrate the interaction of biology and culture on disease causation, distribution, and control. Attention to both perspectives offers a promising approach to understanding and improving the health status of Native Americans.



Healing and Mental Health for Native Americans

Healing and Mental Health for Native Americans Author Ethan Nebelkopf
ISBN-10 075910607X
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 227
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In this book, the authors highlight the importance of eliminating health disparities and increasing the access of Native Americans to critical substance abuse and mental health services. While most chapters are framed in scientific terms, they are concerned with promoting healing through changes in the way we treat our sick-spiritually, traditionally, ceremonially, and scientifically-whether in rural areas, on reservations, and in cities. The book will be a valuable resource for medical and mental health professionals, medical anthropologists, and the Native health community. Visit our website for sample chapters!



Medicine Ways

Medicine Ways Author Clifford E. Trafzer
ISBN-10 9780759117075
Release 2001-03-14
Pages 304
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Improving the dire health problems faced by many Native American communities is central to their cultural, political, and economic well being. However, it is still too often the case that both theoretical studies and applied programs fail to account for Native American perspectives on the range of factors that actually contribute to these problems in the first place. The authors in Medicine Ways examine the ways people from a multitude of indigenous communities think about and practice health care within historical and socio-cultural contexts. Cultural and physical survival are inseparable for Native Americans. Chapters explore biomedically-identified diseases, such as cancer and diabetes, as well as Native-identified problems, including historical and contemporary experiences such as forced evacuation, assimilation, boarding school, poverty and a slew of federal and state policies and initiatives. They also explore applied solutions that are based in community prerogatives and worldviews, whether they be indigenous, Christian, biomedical, or some combination of all three. Medicine Ways is an important volume for scholars and students in Native American studies, medical anthropology, and sociology as well as for health practitioners and professionals working in and for tribes. Visit the UCLA American Indian Studies Center web site



Health and Social Issues of Native American Women

Health and Social Issues of Native American Women Author Jennie R. Joe
ISBN-10 9780313397141
Release 2012-09-20
Pages 289
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This book serves as a much-needed source of information on the social and health issues that impact the health of Native American women in the United States, accompanied by invaluable historical, cultural, and other contextual data about this sociocultural group.



Improving American Indian Health Care

Improving American Indian Health Care Author C. William Steeler
ISBN-10 0806133562
Release 2001
Pages 157
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Indicators point to continuing lower health status among Native Americans as compared to the general population. Just a decade ago, the mortality rate of Native Americans was 37 percent greater than the rate for the general population, and Native Americans are still more likely to suffer from diabetes, tuberculosis, alcoholism, depression, and suicide. To address the basic health concerns of all Native Americans, this book examines the response of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to critical medical issues. After 1976, the Cherokee Nation aggressively addressed inadequate levels of health services for tribal members and better coordinated efforts to deal with the health problems of their population. Improving American Indian Health Care shares the Western Cherokee experience so that other tribal governments may adopt or adapt the approaches particularly suitable to their own circumstances.



American Indian Health

American Indian Health Author Everett R. Rhoades
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049691119
Release 2000
Pages 459
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Disease processes among American Indians and Alaska Natives often have distinct manifestations that need to be considered by clinicians and health policy makers involved with these populations. Equally important, all aspects of Indian life -- including health -- are governed by the special relationship between Indian tribes and the U.S. federal government. For American Indian Health, Everett R. Rhoades has gathered a distinguished group of scholars and practitioners to present a comprehensive assessment of the health of American Indian peoples today and the delivery of health services to them.



Reproductive Justice

Reproductive Justice Author Barbara Gurr
ISBN-10 9780813564708
Release 2014-12-09
Pages 216
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In Reproductive Justice, sociologist Barbara Gurr provides the first analysis of Native American women’s reproductive healthcare and offers a sustained consideration of the movement for reproductive justice in the United States. The book examines the reproductive healthcare experiences on Pine Ridge Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota—where Gurr herself lived for more than a year. Gurr paints an insightful portrait of the Indian Health Service (IHS)—the federal agency tasked with providing culturally appropriate, adequate healthcare to Native Americans—shedding much-needed light on Native American women’s efforts to obtain prenatal care, access to contraception, abortion services, and access to care after sexual assault. Reproductive Justice goes beyond this local story to look more broadly at how race, gender, sex, sexuality, class, and nation inform the ways in which the government understands reproductive healthcare and organizes the delivery of this care. It reveals why the basic experience of reproductive healthcare for most Americans is so different—and better—than for Native American women in general, and women in reservation communities particularly. Finally, Gurr outlines the strengths that these communities can bring to the creation of their own reproductive justice, and considers the role of IHS in fostering these strengths as it moves forward in partnership with Native nations. Reproductive Justice offers a respectful and informed analysis of the stories Native American women have to tell about their bodies, their lives, and their communities.



Health Security Act

Health Security Act Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Native American Affairs
ISBN-10 0160461731
Release 1994
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Diabetes in Native Americans

Diabetes in Native Americans Author DIANE Publishing Company
ISBN-10 0788127845
Release 1996-04-01
Pages 126
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Presents the highlights of a conference held in 1994, at the National Institutes of Health. Focuses on research and educational issues relevant to the high rate of diabetes in Native Americans, with an emphasis on tribes living in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Covers: socio-cultural perspective on Diabetes; progression and progress; prevalence and intervention studies; measuring attitudes and beliefs; the Zuni diabetes project; the Choctaw health center; the Miccosukee wellness program and the Tsitewatsakari:tat program.



Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth

Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309376167
Release 2016-06-22
Pages 74
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More than 2 million Americans below age 24 self-identify as being of American Indian or Alaska Native descent. Many of the serious behavioral, emotional, and physical health concerns facing young people today are especially prevalent with Native youth (e.g., depression, violence, and substance abuse). Adolescent Native Americans have death rates two to five times the rate of whites in the same age group because of higher levels of suicide and a variety of risky behaviors (e.g., drug and alcohol use, inconsistent school attendance). Violence, including intentional injuries, homicide, and suicide, accounts for three-quarters of deaths for Native American youth ages 12 to 20. Suicide is the second leading cause of deathâ€"and 2.5 times the national rateâ€"for Native youth ages 15 to 24. Arrayed against these health problems are vital cultural strengths on which Native Americans can draw. At a workshop held in 2012, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, presenters described many of these strengths, including community traditions and beliefs, social support networks, close-knit families, and individual resilience. In May 2014, the Academies held a follow-up workshop titled Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth. Participants discussed issues related to (1) the visibility of racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care as a national problem, (2) the development of programs and strategies by and for Native and Indigenous communities to reduce disparities and build resilience, and (3) the emergence of supporting Native expertise and leadership. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.



Health and the American Indian

Health and the American Indian Author Hilary N Weaver
ISBN-10 9781136384110
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 98
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Health and the American Indian discusses contemporary health and social concerns in American Indian communities and offers recommendations for prevention, treatment, and future research. You’ll benefit from recent research that examines topics relating to physical and mental health, such as health care, gambling, historical trauma response, child welfare, and Native American involvement in the Human Genome Diversity Project. In Health and the American Indian, you’ll find cutting-edge information about various concerns in American Indian society that will assist you in offering culturally sensitive services to clients. Using in-depth studies and statistics to highlight issues facing Native Americans, this book provides you with an understanding of American Indian views on family, health, and being Native American. With Health and the American Indian, you’ll find suggestions and methods to sharpen your service skills, including: exploring differences in the historical trauma response between men and women to effectively treat both groups investigating the positive and negative effects that gambling has had on members of the community by using Grounded Theory combating problems related to gambling by redistributing a percentage of gaming income towards gaming abuse prevention and treatment programs, traditional community activities, and child care participating in continuing education or in-service training on cultural issues and understanding a client’s cultural background in order to better help clients utilize the benefits of the Indian Child Welfare Act using the Family Systems approach along with community health representatives in health care interventions to provide better health care for Native Americans Exploring the topic of genetic engineering, Health and the American Indian discusses the Human Genome Diversity Project, gene patents, and how Native Americans who supply genetic material are being exploited and see no compensation for their assistance. Examining how exploitation and fear stand in the way of better physical and mental well-being, Health and the American Indian offers you methods and suggestions to help prevent and improve existing health issues in Native American communities.



Selected health policy issues among Native Americans

Selected health policy issues among Native Americans Author Charles William Steeler
ISBN-10 UOM:39015057585492
Release 1990
Pages 114
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Health of Native People of North America

Health of Native People of North America Author Sharon A. Gray
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105019173595
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 393
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In addition to information included in standard biomedical and health care resources, such as peer-reviewed journals, texts, and reference books, this bibliography includes references to specialized resources like association publications, dissertations, agency and committee reports, audiovisual materials, and book chapters relating to the health of native peoples. Includes information on health organizations, facilities, and agencies serving the Native community. An excellent introductory chapter treats concepts of Indian health and the role US and Canadian governmental health care services have played. The multidisciplinary coverage, the access provided to 'fugitive' literature such as organization publications and book chapters, and the inclusion of the works of many Native authors are valuable contributions. Recommended for all Native American and health collections. --CHOICE



Preventive health care for the native American elderly

Preventive health care for the native American elderly Author United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
ISBN-10 0160377102
Release 1992
Pages 32
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American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Mental Health Development Context Prevention and Treatment

American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Mental Health  Development  Context  Prevention  and Treatment Author Paul Spicer
ISBN-10 9780313383052
Release 2011-09-22
Pages 408
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This unique book examines the physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors that support or undermine healthy development in American Indian children, including economics, biology, and public policies. • Includes both a subject and author index to facilitate further research



Native American elder health issues

Native American elder health issues Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs (1993- )
ISBN-10 LOC:00100530703
Release 2002
Pages 79
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Broken Promises Evaluating the Native American Health Care System

Broken Promises  Evaluating the Native American Health Care System Author U. S. Commission on Civil Rights
ISBN-10 148255139X
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 156
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The report reveals that the Native American health care system created by the federal government has used only limited and incremental responses to the health care challenges faced by Native Americans.