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RSV 2022 Session 6A: Substance Use Disorder in Indian Country (Day 3)

The first part of this presentation examined and presented medical/physiological aspects of SUD and an overview of the impact of SUD on a small but vulnerable population. Dr. Parker then provided an overview of recent substance abuse prevention and intervention applications within American Indian and Alaska Native communities. She described the trends regarding opioid overdose among American Indian and Alaska Native communities during the global pandemic and discussed opportunities for addressing opioid overdose prevention in the future.
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2021 Rural Border Health Chartbook

With facts and figures about health status, behavioral risk factors, mortality, and access to care, the resource aims to inform rural health policy for four states – Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas – along the U.S. southern border.  The chartbook is a collaboration between the FORHP-supported Rural & Minority Health Research Center and the National Rural Health Association.
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Epidemiological Trends in Opioid-Only and Opioid/Polysubstance-Related Death Rates Among American Indian/Alaska Native Populations from 1999 to 2019: A Retrospective Longitudinal Ecological Study

The rate of drug overdose deaths in the USA has more than tripled since the turn of the century, and rates are disproportionately high among the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. Little is known about the overall historical trends in AI/AN opioid-only and opioid/polysubstance-related mortality. This study will address this gap.
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HHS Announces $55 Million Funding Opportunity for Latest Iteration of its Tribal Opioid Response Grant Program

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing $55 million in funding for its Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grant program. This program reflects the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) commitment to evidence-based programs addressing opioid and stimulant misuse and use disorders in tribal communities, as well as the Biden-Harris Administration’s Unity Agenda item of combatting addiction.
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Working with Tribes to Provide OUD Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has hit tribal members hard, especially those with opioid use disorders. Learn how providers and their American Indian/Alaska Native patients are adapting by offering safe treatment, prevention, and recovery services by telehealth, phone, and in person—all while respecting tribes' unique needs and cultures.
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Tribal Behavioral Health Prevention Posters

The attached posters were created with funding from SAMHSA’s American Indian Alaska Native (AI/AN) Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC). They contain positive messages for tribal teens and the ability to brand with your organization.
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Tribal Forensic Healthcare

The IHS forensic healthcare program was established in 2011 to address sexual violence, and has expanded to include intimate partner violence, child sexual abuse, and elder maltreatment. The program trains providers in forensic medical examinations, evidence collection techniques, and in coordinated community response to address violence.
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