American Indian or Alaska native

Innovations

Rural Practice Redesigns Care Processes To Allow Multidisciplinary Teams To Leverage Electronic Health Record, Leading to Better Screening of Medically Underserved 01/29/13

The Kodiak Area Native Association, a practice based in Kodiak, Alaska, redesigned its care processes in conjunction with adoption of a new electronic health record system, with the goal of...

Increased Reimbursement and Dedicated Funds Allow Remote Primary Care Clinics to Provide Around-the-Clock Care, Leading to Fewer Medical Evacuations and Higher Quality of Care 01/07/13

The Frontier Extended Stay Clinic program combines a change in reimbursement policy with additional Federal funding to allow five primary care clinics in remote areas in Alaska and Washington to...

Culturally Tailored Cessation Program Significantly Reduces Tobacco Use Among Members of American Indian Tribe 08/29/11

Based on the American Lung Association's “Freedom from Smoking” curriculum, the Fond du Lac Smoking Cessation Program offers flexible, culturally tailored support to members of the Reservation of...

Weekly Group Program Improves Health-Related Behaviors, Leading to Stable Body Mass Index in Children and Weight Loss in Adults 06/21/11

The Upper Cardozo Health Center, a federally qualified health center in inner-city Washington, DC, hosts a weekly group program to help overweight and obese children and their parents maintain a...

Comprehensive, Culturally Sensitive Care and Self-Management Support Improves Health-Related Behaviors, Clinical Outcomes, and Emotional Health in Native Americans with Diabetes 05/06/11

The Full Circle Diabetes program provides comprehensive care and self-management support for Native Americans who have diabetes in and around Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. The program builds on the...

QualityTools

Alaska Community Health Aide Program: Cancer Education Resources 12/31/13

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...

Telehealth Technology Assessment Center Toolkits 01/13/12

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...

Ensuring the Seventh Generation: A Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Tribal Child Welfare Programs 01/05/12

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...

Alaska Community Health Aide Program Library 01/21/09

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...

EthnoMed Web Site 10/01/08

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...

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.