Multistate Assessment of Public Health Surveillance Relevant to American Indians and Alaska Natives, 2007

This article focuses on the need to strengthen relationships among the multiple jurisdictions involved in the health of American Indians and Alaska Native populations. It reports the results of an online survey of state epidemiologists assessing collaboration between state health departments and AI/AN Tribes and agencies. The report’s findings align with previous work indicating that Tribal, federal, and state stakeholders believe that surveillance of AI/AN population health is both critical and currently suboptimal.

Available online: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/jhdrp/vol5/iss1/9/

It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.

  • Monitoring and Improving: Strengthening the functional relationships between state health departments and American Indians and Alaska Natives will facilitate surveillance and response capacity to address continuing and emerging public health problems.
  • Research and Evaluation: This study assessed collaboration between state health departments and AI/AN Tribes and agencies through an online survey of state epidemiologists.
  • Surveillance / Data Sharing: The survey completes an effort to describe public health surveillance of AI/AN populations from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders.
  • Tribal Issues: This report is the first to quantify the extent of state collaboration with AI/AN tribes and organizations on public health surveillance.

 
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  • Monitoring / Phase Two: Continual strengthening of the functional relationships between state health departments and American Indians and Alaska Natives will facilitate surveillance and response capacity to address continuing and emerging public health problems.
  • Monitoring and Improving / Phase Three: Strengthening the functional relationships between state health departments and American Indians and Alaska Natives will facilitate surveillance and response capacity to address continuing and emerging public health problems.

 

Bertolli, J., Chao, E., Landen, M., Wells, E., Hayes, J., Mahal, Z., et. al. (2012). Multistate Assessment of Public Health Surveillance Relevant to American Indians and Alaska Natives. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice 5(1), 99–109.