Alaska Native

First Nation(s) Indigenous
Native American

American Indian and Alaskan Native Maternal Mental Health: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from the Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health about AI/AN Maternal Mental Health provides information on the disparities American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) women experience including Maternal Death, Trauma: A Contributing Factor to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and Inequities and Systemic Racism Lead to Stress and Adverse Outcomes.
Posted Date

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month 2023

Celebrate and honor the culture, traditions, and achievements of the nation's original inhabitants and of their descendants. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) honor the history, culture, and legacy of Tribal nations and Indigenous communities across the United States. 
Posted Date

Historical Trauma in Tribal Communities Webinar Materials

Tribal communities throughout the United States are often acknowledged as having higher rates of negative health outcomes, including higher rates of overdose and substance use, with little context given to the contributing historical and contemporary factors.
Posted Date

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.
Posted Date

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.
Posted Date

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.
Posted Date

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.
Posted Date