NATIVE AMERICAN CHILD HEALTH
Native American Child Health
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Online Publications and Resources
- The public education brochure, "Gambling:
Not a Safe Thrill," is available in multi-copy packs through the AAP
BookStore. A summary of the brochure can be found here.
- Policy Statement, "Early Childhood Caries in Indigenous Communities", published in June 2011.
- Clinical Report, "Prevention
and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children, with Special
Emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native Children",
was published in October 2003
- Policy Statement, "Ethical
Considerations for Research With Socially Identifiable Populations", was published in January 2004 and re-affirmed in October 2007.
Prevention of Unintentional Injury Among American Indian and Alaska
Native Children: A Subject Review," developed with the Committee
on Injury and Poison Prevention, was published in December 1999, and
reaffirmed in 2002.
- The statement, "Inhalant
Abuse," was developed with the Committee on Substance Abuse
and revised in 2007.
The AAP supports pediatricians and other health care professionals to provide preventive oral health services as part of early well child exams and continued throughout the child's life until a dental home can be found. The new Children's Oral Health Web site provides opportunities for education, advocacy, and resources to help you to implement oral health services in the pediatric practice. For more information about the AAP's Oral Health efforts email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Service (IHS)
IHS is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services responsible
for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Find jobs and scholarships, medical professional programs, nationwide
programs and initiatives, and more.
Committee on Indian Affairs
Read past hearings, access national roundtable discussions, and keep up
to date on Indian legislation and briefings.
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine has a Web site, "American Indian Health", which is an information portal for and about the health of Native peoples in the United States.
Hosted by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of
Native American Programs, Code Talk is a federal inter-agency Native American
Web site designed specifically to deliver electronic information from
government agencies and other organizations to Native American communities.
Indian Health Board (NIHB)
Find general information on topics such as substance abuse, mental health,
and tobacco, as well as Washington activity, legislative alerts, tribal
health services updates, and more.
Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
NCAI is the oldest, largest, and most representative national Indian organization.
Find a wealth of information about Indian issues and access the national
calendar and a tribal directory.
for American Indian Health
The Center for American Indian and Alaskan Native Health at the Johns
Hopkins University School of Public Health offers training opportunities,
projects in Native American Health, and links regarding American Indian
health and culture.
National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Find out about mental health research projects focused on American Indians
and Alaskan Natives from the University of Colorado.
Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
The National Indian Child Welfare Association is the most comprehensive
source of information on American Indian child welfare. The website
provides policy, research, resources, and training information.
American Children's Alliance (NACA)
Native American Children's Alliance has been working since 1999 to provide
support, mentoring and technical assistance to multi-disciplinary teams
and child advocacy centers serving Native American and Alaskan Native
mission is to promote excellence in child abuse prevention and intervention
in Native American and Alaska Native communities through training, mentoring
Health Research Database
Developed by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and
Informatics Center with funds made available by a contract with the Indian
Health Service, the Native Health Research Database (NHRD) provides access
to bibliographic information pertaining to health and medical issues of
the American Indian and Alaska Native and Canadian First Nations populations.
of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)
The AAIP seeks to increase the number of Indian physicians through
a forum for the promotion of Indian health issues.
Paediatric Society (CPS)
The CPS Web site
is designed to provide health care professionals with information to make
informed decisions about child health, including Canadian Native and Inuit
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Find a wealth of information about
women's health issues, including resources related to Native American and
Alaskan Native Women's health.