Tribal Issues

Public Health Legal Preparedness in Indian Country

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 […]

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 […]

Current and Planned Shared Service Arrangements Among Wisconsin’s Local and Tribal Health Departments

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

Legal Issues Concerning Identifiable Health Data Sharing Between State/Local Public Health Authorities and Tribal Epidemiology Centers in Selected U.S. Jurisdictions

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.

Tribal Resources created by Red Star Innovations and the Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, Inc.

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 […]