Resources

Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. (NACA)

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The mission of NACA Inc. is to welcome, inform, nurture, empower and advocate for Native people to create a healthy community based on harmony, respect and indigenous values. NACA, located in Flagstaff, AZ, is the only off-reservation urban Indian center in northern Arizona and strives to offer the most comprehensive services available to its clients while preserving Native American traditions, practices and other cultural mores. NACA staff and programs work to assist clients in a way that is sensitive and that addresses physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual needs. Use of traditional healing practices and other culturally appropriate activities help maintain and preserve our Native American heritage.

For more information, call (928) 526-2968.

Arizona American Indian Men's Health Coalition (AZAIMHC)

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The purpose of the AZAIMHC is to promote and enhance the health of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) men. Inspired by the energy, insight and enthusiasm of Bill Ward, a community educator, cancer survivor and Vietnam War veteran, the Native Men's Health Network seeks to expand dialog about native men’s health. The AZAIMHC seeks to learn how best to promote men’s health in a way that respects the strengths and assets of the cultures and communities from which men come.

The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP)

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The objective of NACP is to alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans of the Southwest through the Research, Training, and Outreach programs. NACP programs and projects are jointly developed and implemented by Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, and the Hopi, Navajo, and Tohono O’odham tribes. The programs are designed to facilitate the entry of Native Americans into bio medical research and health care professions while engaging communities in research and training relevant to their needs. The projects include laboratory, field-based, and community-based participatory research. All programs and research projects originate in the community in partnership with NACP students, staff, and faculty.

The goal of the Training Program is to increase the number of Native American students entering careers in cancer research and healthcare. Therefore, all research projects employ Native American student researchers. 

The Community Outreach Core of the partnership works to develop community education programs and to conduct research for primary and secondary cancer prevention in tribal communities.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Resources (CDC)

Community Guide

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help identify programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions: Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective? Are there effective interventions that are right for my community? What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment? Please contact communityguide@cdc.gov for more information.

CDC Stacks - Institutional Repository

CDC Stacks provides free access to CDC-authored publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, guidelines, recommendations and more. The CDC Stacks online archive is composed of curated collections tailored for public health research needs. Collections include Guidelines and Recommendations.  Please contact stackshelpdesk@cdc.gov for more information.

Public Health Law Program

PHLP works to improve the health of the public by developing law-related tools and providing legal technical assistance to public health practitioners and policy makers in state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) jurisdictions. PHLP works with STLT public health departments and other partners to identify public health law priorities, research laws that impact the public's health, analyze public health legal preparedness, conduct comparative analyses across jurisdictions, prepare guidance, articles, reports, and toolkits, and develop and disseminate public health law curricula.  Please contact Matthew Penn, Director, Public Health Law Program, for more information: http://www.cdc.gov/stltpublichealth/aboutostlts/bios/M_Penn.html

CDC Science Clips

Science Clips is a free, weekly digest featuring scientific articles to enhance awareness of scientific knowledge.  It includes weekly Top 10 Articles, Featured Topic, and CDC-authored publications.  Science Clips is produced collaboratively by the CDC Office of the Chief Science Officer, and the CDC Public Health Library and Information Center.  CDC Science Clips includes newly published CDC journal articles as well as other current articles of interest to CDC partners and the public health community. Browse the archived featured topics, sign up via email or RSS to receive weekly updates, or subscribe to featured topics via RSS. Science Clips. Please send comments and questions to scienceclips@cdc.gov.

CDC Public Health Library and Information Center (PHLIC)

The CDC Library provides a full range of information services and products in support of public health research, policy and action.   Although license restrictions limit online subscription access to CDC-affiliated users, several resources are available to support state and local health providers, including the Library Catalog, Primo search tool, LibGuides, and Science Clips.  The Library Catalog allows you to identify items available through the library collections and subscriptions.  LibGuides are online subject guides, bibliographies, and help aids, that provide access to freely available and subscriptions. Featured topics include CDC Library and CDC Resources, Disaster and Emergency Management, EndNote, Public Health Law and Health Administration, and more.  Primo allows you to search the Library Catalog, CDC Stacks, online subject guides, and other freely available, online content simultaneously. In addition to these resources, the library has begun developing online tutorials that will be linked through the CDC YouTube channel and Library Training LibGuide.  Links to each of these resources are available on the library website: http://www.cdc.gov/phlic

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Materials for AI/ANs

The National Indian Health Outreach and Education Initiative (NIHOE) has developed tailored ACA materials for the AI/AN community, including resources for individual consumers and health directors. The following resources are available on the NIHOE website:

A resource page for health directors about clinical and systemic changes

A customized implementation timeline for the AI/AN community

A variety of training materials for tribal leaders, health directors, patient benefits coordinators and employers

The Health Insurance Marketplace for American Indians and Alaska Natives, (July 2013)

Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act and American Indian and Alaska Native People, US Department of Health and Human Services (updated August 22, 2013)

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Summary of Indian Health Provisions, National Indian Health Board (May 12, 2010)

The Indian Health Care Improvement Reauthorization and Extension Act [PDF - 123KB], National Indian Health Board (May 12, 2010)