This article provides an evidence base for understanding existing tribal health law. It discusses deficiencies in the scope and integration of tribal health laws and recommends ways to strengthen tribal public health legal preparedness. Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19150897 Bryan, R. T., Schaefer, R. M., DeBruyn, L., & Stier, D. D. (2009). Public health legal preparedness in […]
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 […]
This three-page brief overviews current and planned shared service arrangements among local and tribal health departments in Wisconsin. It reports on rate of sharing, motivations, and reported outcomes. Available online (pdf): http://www.publichealthsystems.org/projects/current-and-planned-shared-service-arrangements-among-wisconsins-local-and-tribal-health Related journal article available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24399279
This article reviews the state-specific laws in seven selected states which authorize or limit the sharing of identifiable public health data between state public health authorities and Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) for lawful public health activities conducted by TECs. It addresses potential legal and policy privacy issues and solutions related to data-sharing practices.
An overview of current and planned shared service arrangements among local and tribal health departments in Wisconsin. Reports on rate of sharing, motivations, and reported outcomes.
The Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, Inc. and Red Star Innovations have compiled a number of surveys, assessments and toolkits with general information for use by tribes interested in pursuing public health accreditation and completing community health assessments for accreditation. These resources and tools, which reside on the IWHI website, are continually being expanded to include […]
This website provides tribal information about a project to examine the role a Tribal Public Health Institute might play in improving health among American Indian and Alaskan native communities. Available online: http://www.redstarintl.org/tphifeasibilityproject-about/
The National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities. Available online: http://www.ncai.org/
The National Indian Health Board represents tribal governments — both those that operate their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, and those receiving health care directly from the Indian Health Service (IHS). Available online: http://www.nihb.org/
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborates to create the expertise, information and tools that people and communities need to protect their health –- through health promotion; prevention of disease, injury and disability; and preparedness for new health threats. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/