Native American

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AAIP. Association of American Indian Physicians
AAIP "is dedicated to pursuing excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing practices and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit." This Web site has information for AAIP members, medical students, and the public. Most public information is found in the Services and Resources sections of the site. Links and information on topics like nutrition and fitness, AIDS, cancer, domestic violence, and other health issues of importance to Native peoples are covered in these sections.
American Indian Health
(National Library of Medicine)
This Website offers information about a wide range of health issues that effect the Native American population. There are sections on health topics, traditional healing, environmental health and research. There are publications, information about accessing healthcare and links to other related sites. There is also much information about the history of different tribes and where they are today.
Catawba Indian Nation
The Catawba Indian Nation is the only federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of South Carolina. This website gives more information about the tribe, including information on the health clinic, the Head Start Center, the Catawba Achievement Center and walking trails on the reservation.
Center for American Indian Health
(John Hopkins University)
The mission of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) is to work in partnership with American Indian tribes to raise the health status and self sufficiency of American Indian people to the highest possible level. Learn about about their research, service projects, and educational opportunities.
Diabetes Wellness Connection/Native American Diabetes Project
(University of New Mexico)
This Webpage is a guide to help fight diabetes in the Native American communities and how they can eat heather and exercise. An organization can register with the University of New Mexico if they want to participate in the program. There is also plenty of information for individuals wanting to learn about diabetes and how to prevent or manage it.
Health Disparities: Native American and Alaska Native
(Center for American Indian Resilience, Northern Arizona University)
This Webpage gives information on how health disparities affect Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Diseases that they focus on include HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Most of the information is in PDF format.
Health Topics--Mental Health
(National Library of Medicine)
This Webpage gives links to information about Native American mental health. Some of the links are in PDF format.
Indian Health Service
This federal government Website provides information for Native Americans about jobs, scholarships, medical and professional programs, business and technology, and many other opportunities.
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
Provides resources for Native American women regarding domestic violence and personal safety. Resources include handouts, webinars, a blog and a magazine.
National Resource Center on Native American Aging
(University of North Dakota)
This center focuses on working with local health service providers through out the nation to address the needs of Native American elders. Click on Service Locator on the left side of the page for directories to find Native American service centers and services for seniors.
Native American Health
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include Nutrition, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Directories, Law and Policy, Organizations, Statistics, Children, Women, and more. Read about screenings, immunization, minority cancer awareness, reducing viral hepatitis in Native American populations, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
One Sky Center
This organization is a national resource center for Native Americans and is dedicated to improving the treatment of substance abuse and mental health. Some of their initiatives include suicide prevention, meth use and addiction treatment. Click on "Publications" for training manuals for suicide prevention and substance abuse programs.
The Invisible Population: Native Americans in South Carolina
(SC Commission for Minority Affairs)
This PowerPoint presentation uses statistics and history to demonstrate the disparities between the health of Native Americans and the rest of the population in South Carolina. Here you will discover the historical causes of these health disparities and suggestions for overcoming them.
The National Youth Indian Leadership Project
This organization promotes healthy lifestyles and foster leaders among children by providing year-round outdoor, adventure based learning.
White Bison
This private, nonprofit organization teaches communities and organizations how to treat Native Americans with substance abuse problems. White Bison developed the Wellbriety Movement which uses a cultural approach to helping people find not just sobriety, but wellness and wholeness within their culture and the mainstream world.

Last Modified: Monday October 14, 2019 10:39 AM