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Principles to guide research with tribal communities: The tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation in action

Individual Author: 
Meit, Michael
Hafford, Carol
Fromknecht, Catharine
Miesfeld, Noelle
Nadel, Tori
Phillips, Emily

This practice brief summarizes how the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation team applied the findings from the their literature review and the values of the Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities to inform the Tribal HPOG 2.0 evaluation approach. (Author abstract)

Empowering indigenous families who have children with disabilities: An innovative outreach model

Individual Author: 
Banks, Susan Rae
Miller, Darcy

Socially and legally it is acknowledged that families with children with disabilities are a critical component of any educational program or Individualized Education Plan (Yell, 2002). Indigenous families with children who have disabilities face unique additional challenges in working collaboratively with schools and education professionals. Parent Training and Information Centers started as a result of federally funded research on the needs of families of children with disabilities.

Building partnerships: Conversations with Native Americans about mental health needs and community strengths

Individual Author: 
Giordano, Cristiana
Elliott, Katherine
Sribney, William M.
Deeb-Sossa, Natalia
Sala, Marbella
Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sergio

The UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD) works on building relationships with communities, conducting research, and working with policy makers to improve the health of underserved groups in California. In 2006, the CRHD launched a project to reach out to communities and find out more about their ideas on mental health, the kinds of mental health concerns they have in their communities, and the types of programs that might help prevent mental illness from developing.

American Indian and Alaska Native mental health: Diverse perspectives on enduring disparities

Individual Author: 
Gone, Joseph P.
Trimble, Joseph E.

As descendants of the indigenous peoples of the United States, American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) have experienced a resurgence in population and prospects since the beginning of the twentieth century. Today, tribally affiliated individuals number over two million, distributed across 565 federally recognized tribal communities and countless metropolitan and nonreservation rural areas. Although relatively little evidence is available, the existing data suggest that AI/AN adults and youth suffer a disproportionate burden of mental health problems compared with other Americans.

An introduction to the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 program and evaluation

Individual Author: 
Meit, Michael
Hafford, Carol
Fromknecht, Catharine
Nadel, Tori
Miesfeld, Noelle
Phillips, Emily

This practice brief is the first in a series of practice briefs being developed by the Tribal Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 evaluation team. The briefs will be used to disseminate important lessons learned and findings from the evaluation of the Tribal HPOG 2.0 Program. The Tribal HPOG 2.0 program supports demonstration projects that provide eligible individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the healthcare field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand. (Author abstract)

Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) 2.0 tribal evaluation: Evaluation plan

Individual Author: 
Meit, Michael
Hafford, Carol
Fromknecht, Catherine
Phillips, Emily
Miesfeld, Noelle
Nadel, Tori

The Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program is administered by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In September 2015, ACF awarded a second round of HPOG grants to 32 organizations, including five tribal organizations. These grant awards support demonstration projects that provide eligible individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.

Internet-based delivery of evidence-based health promotion programs among American Indian and Alaska Native youth: A case study

Individual Author: 
Markham, Christine M.
Rushing, Stephanie C.
Jessen, Cornelia
Gorman, Gwenda
Torres, Jennifer
Lambert, William E.
Prokhorov, Alexander V.
Miller, Leslie
Allums-Featherston, Kelly
Addy, Robert C.
Peskin, Melissa F.
Shegog, Ross

Background: American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth face multiple health challenges compared to other racial/ethnic groups, which could potentially be ameliorated by the dissemination of evidence-based adolescent health promotion programs. Previous studies have indicated that limited trained personnel, cultural barriers, and geographic isolation may hinder the reach and implementation of evidence-based health promotion programs among AI/AN youth.

Ethnic and racial differences in mental health service utilization for suicidal ideation and behavior in a nationally representative sample of adolescents

Individual Author: 
Nestor, Bridget A.
Cheek, Shayna M.
Liu, Richard T.

Background: This study examined racial/ethnic differences in mental health treatment utilization for suicidal ideation and behavior in a nationally representative sample of adolescents.

What it's worth: Strengthening the financial future of families, communities and the nation

Individual Author: 
Choi, Laura
Erickson, David
Griffin, Kate
Levere, Andrea
Seidman, Ellen

This book examines the concept of financial health and well-being from many perspectives, bringing together the voices of long-time champions of financial capability and newer voices hailing from a variety of sectors, such as public health, criminal justice, and business. What unites them is the shared recognition that we must do more to help all Americans have control over their financial lives and achieve their financial goals.