Native Americans

Comorbidity among older American Indians: the native elder care study

Goins RT, Pilkerton CS.  Department of Community Medicine, Center on Aging, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 9127, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA. rgoins@hsc.wvu.edu.  J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2010 Dec;25(4):343-54. doi: 10.1007/s10823-010-9119-5. Comorbidity is a growing challenge and the older adult population is most at risk of developing comorbid conditions. Comorbidity… Read More »»

Assistive technology use of older American Indians in a southeastern tribe: the native elder care study

Goins RT, Spencer SM, Goli S, Rogers JC.  Department of Community Medicine, Center on Aging, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA. rgoins@hsc.wvu.edu.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Nov;58(11):2185-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03140.x. The objectives of this study were to examine the prevalence of assistive technology (AT) use, type of assistance used for each activity of… Read More »»

Resources for Native Americans with Disabilities: Suicide

American Indian Life Skills Development Curriculum by Teresa D. LaFromboise Format           Curriculum   American Indian Life Skills Development Curriculum is a course for high school students and some middle school students that is designed to drastically reduce suicidal thinking and behavior.  Created in collaboration with students and community members from the Zuni Pueblo and the… Read More »»

Resources for Native Americans with Disabilities: Substance Abuse

Accommodating Alcohol Abuse and Dependency in the Workplace: Helping American Indians and Alaska Natives with Alcohol-Related Disabilities, May 2006 American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center (AIDTAC)             Format           AIDTAC Practice Guideline        While the American Indian Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (AIRRTC) identified alcohol abuse or dependency as the specific disability most needing attention among… Read More »»

Resources for Native Americans with Disabilities: Rehabilitation

Consortium for Administrators of Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR)   Format           Consortium        CANAR facilitates collaboration and cooperation among administrators of rehabilitation projects serving American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people with disabilities by 1) providing a forum to enable administrators to study, deliberate, and act upon matters affecting rehabilitation with the ultimate goal of expanding quality rehabilitation… Read More »»

First Nations Behavioral Health Association (FNBHA)

Format             Advocacy organization           FNBHA provides an organization for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people to advocate for the mental well being of AI/AN people by increasing knowledge and awareness of issues impacting AI/AN mental health.                                    Contact URL  http://www.fnbha.org/index.php   Contact Agency                   First Nations Behavioral Health Association 103 Four Winds Lane P.O. Box 345… Read More »»

APA Committee Strives to Recruit Native Americans to Psychiatry

Psychiatric News November 5, 2004, Volume 39 Number 21, American Psychiatric Association      Format           Article   This article describes the presentation given by Frank Brown,M.D., chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Committee of American Indian, Alaska Native,and Native Hawaiian Psychiatrists at the 2004 IndianHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., in September 2004.  The summit… Read More »»

Health Promotion Programs (HPP)

University Outreach, College of Continuing Education The University of Oklahoma      Format             Health Promotion Program   HPP was established at the University of Oklahoma to meet the growing needs in health promotion and wellness for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people, as well as Native Hawaiian, and First Nations people. Annually, HPP conducts AI/AN wellness conferences… Read More »»

Programs and Resources for Native Americans with Disabilities

American Indian and Alaska Native Programs (AIANP)   University of Colorado at Denver          Format             Research and information dissemination program      The mission of AIANP is to promote the health and well-being of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, and information dissemination.  Programs include The Center for Native… Read More »»

People with Disabilities on Tribal Lands: Education, Health Care, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Independent Living

National Council on Disability     Format           Report   This report examines research on health, rehabilitation, independent living, and education issues that affect people with disabilities living in Indian Country and discusses perspectives of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people with disabilities, tribal leaders, and federal agency representatives identified as productive in meeting the needs of people… Read More »»