American Indian or Alaska native
This Web page, developed by the Alaska Community Health Aide Program, provides cancer education resources for community health aides/practitioners, community health representatives, and other people interested in learning more about cancer. These resources focus on the Alaska Native community, but many of them can be adapted for other populations as well.
The resources are organized into the following sections:
- Cancer movie connections
This collection of toolkits can help health care organizations become better informed consumers of telehealth technology. The interactive toolkits allow users to learn the fundamentals of how various technologies work, as well as how to assess them for use in telehealth programs.
The toolkits include:
- Digital cameras
- Desktop video applications
- Electronic stethoscopes
- Patient examination cameras
- Technology assessment 101
The purpose of this toolkit is to help tribal child welfare workers and care providers play an effective role in the prevention of suicide among the children and youth they serve. It addresses several questions that the tribal child welfare worker needs to consider to be effective. In addition, the toolkit contains background reading on the issue of suicide in Indian Country and the use of cultural approaches to prevention and community healing. Several resources are also listed for further...
Community Health Aides/Practitioners (CHA/Ps) provide primary health care in rural Alaska villages as the first link in the Alaska Tribal Health System. The Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) consists of a network of approximately 550 CHA/Ps in over 170 rural Alaska villages. The documents, forms, and materials in the library are used by CHA/Ps in the Alaska program for training and while in the field.
- ARC—Academic Review Committee
This tool can be used by health care providers, including hospitals and clinics, to conduct organizational assessments of their cultural competence. It is particularly useful for services involving racially and ethnically diverse populations. The protocol’s questions are organized according to the four cornerstones of cultural competence:
- A health care organization’s relationship with its community
- The administration and management’s relationship with staff...
The EthnoMed Web site provides medical and cultural information about cultural beliefs, medical issues, and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle (or the United States in general). The site is designed to be used in clinics by care providers before seeing a patient.
The site includes the following information:
- Cross-cultural health:
- Clinical topics
- Community House Calls program
This series of four animated children's books promotes diabetes education and encourages a return to traditional ways, including physical activity and healthy eating. While the characters and books were originally designed to provide culturally based information for Native American children in kindergarten through fourth grade, the series may appeal to children and parents of all cultures.
The series of videos includes:
- Through the Eyes of the Eagle (tells children...
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The materials in this resource kit were specially designed to help American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities (also called “Native communities”) understand and prevent FASD....
This fact sheet addresses the following topics:
- What is lupus?
- Who has lupus?
- What are the different types of lupus?
- What causes lupus?
- How is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosed?
- What are flares?
- How is lupus treated?
- Is it safe for me to become pregnant?
- How can I tell the difference between symptoms of lupus and symptoms of pregnancy?
- How can I cope with the stress of having lupus?
These posters are designed to generate interest about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and to encourage women and significant others to seek additional information. Posters may be ordered or downloaded in PDF format. A customizable “drop-in” poster allows different groups and tribal organizations to customize the text and photo for their own use.