NIH issues key points from its Tribal Consultation seeking input from Tribal Nations on key issues critical to the creation of the RADx Initiative’s TDR, including how to shape its ability to hold and share Tribal data that recognizes sovereignty and appropriate governance.
New study highlights stark disparities in caregiver deaths by race and ethnicity, including for American Indians and Alaska Natives, and calls for urgent public health response.
Study includes how the global COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S.
Patterns of methamphetamine use have become riskier and diversified across the U.S. population. This analysis found that American Indians and Alaska Natives had the highest prevalence of methamphetamine use, as well as methamphetamine use disorder and methamphetamine injection.
NIH shares the report from its Tribal Consultation seeking input on the evaluation of the NARCH program, which provides support for research, capacity building, and career development opportunities to meet the specific health needs identified and prioritized by American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and related organizations.
Materials for American Indian and Alaska Native communities will be developed and added in 2022.
THRO Director Dr. David R. Wilson and NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon discuss current issues related to mental health in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the impacts of COVID-19, the importance of suicide prevention, and NIH research and resources.
Report mentions overall cancer incidence rates in children and younger adults increased in all racial/ethnic groups except American Indian and Alaska Native children where rates remained stable.
NHLBI issues a Request For Proposal (RFP) for community-based and tribal organizations to implement and assess “Honoring the Gift of Heart Health,” a health educator’s curriculum on heart disease for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Proposals are due August 9, 2021.
Researchers estimate nearly 17 million undiagnosed cases in the U.S. by mid-July 2020. Study notes American Indians and Alaska Natives had the second highest seropositivity rate (6.8%).