Fact Sheets & Tool Kits

2016 Aggregate CHP Update
2016 Aggregate CHP Update
Updated: November 3, 2017

The 2016 Community Health Profile: National Aggregate of Urban Indian Health Program Service Areas provides an overview of the health status of urban American Indians and Alaska Natives in 33 Urban Indian Health Program service areas. Check out the 2016 Aggregate Community Health Profile Update for background information and a summary of key findings. (Nov 2017)

Peer Reviewed Articles
Peer Reviewed Articles
Updated: November 3, 2017

This online list of peer-reviewed articles authored by UIHI staff provides the citations to the UIHI’s work that has been published in various journals. Where available hyperlinks to the abstracts are included. The past and present UIHI authors are marked in bold. (Nov 2016)

UIHI Mission
UIHI Mission
Updated: September 30, 2015

This document describes the mission of the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI), as well as who we are and who we serve. (September 2015)

UIHO Funding Resource Guide
UIHO Funding Resource Guide
Updated: August 6, 2015

This resource guide outlines how to navigate the Federal government’s central storehouse for grant programs to maximize the benefits from the various federal agencies providing funds related to urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) health. Additionally, this guide lists other relevant funding resources, from both government and private sources. (August 2015)

Health Disparities in UIHO Service Areas
Health Disparities in UIHO Service Areas
Updated: February 27, 2015

An overview of health disparities in UIHO service areas, including what are Urban Indian Health Organizations, and who are Urban Indians. (February 2015)

Supporting Sobriety and Wellness
Supporting Sobriety and Wellness
Updated: May 29, 2014

This Communication Broadcast deals with substance abuse. Substance abuse, the use of alcohol and/or other drugs in a way that harms oneself or others, profoundly impacts the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. (May 2014)

The Urban Indian Health Institute - Services and Assistance
The Urban Indian Health Institute - Services and Assistance
Updated: April 6, 2013

Find out more about the services and assistance the UIHI provides to support those who serve the urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. (April 2013)

Data Use Agreement Template
Data Use Agreement Template
Updated: December 6, 2012

This DUA template provides the key elements for entering into DUAs with partners. A DUA specifies the steps and constraints required to ensure privacy protections for study participants (or patients) and addresses data ownership rights. This template serves as starting tool for you to develop your own DUA; consult with legal counsel during the DUA process. (December 2012)

Sociodemographics
Sociodemographics
Updated: November 29, 2012

This Communication Broadcast covers data from the recent U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), a national, annual survey that collects demographic, housing, social and economic data. Urban Indian Health Organizations can use ACS data to make decisions about how best to serve their communities. The data in this Communication Broadcast suggests that urban AI/ANs tend to have larger families, are less likely to have attained higher education, are more likely to move homes in the course of one year, have lower median household incomes, and are more likely to spend 35% or more of their income on rent than non hispanic whites. (November 2012)

Healthcare access and utilization among urban American Indians and Alaska Natives
Healthcare access and utilization among urban American Indians and Alaska Natives
Updated: November 6, 2012

This fact sheet examines access to and use of health care, including frequency of contact with a health professional and emergency room visits, having a usual place to go for care when sick, types of health care services utilized most often and barriers to care. (November 2012)

Affordability of health care for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives
Affordability of health care for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives
Updated: November 6, 2012

This fact sheet examines cost as a primary barrier to health care access, including health insurance coverage and barriers to coverage and types of health care not received due to cost. (November 2012)

Health Priority Identification Toolkit
Health Priority Identification Toolkit
Updated: August 6, 2012

This toolkit provides introductory information for conducting a health needs assessment for your organization and community. Also, it includes background information on various types of organizational needs assessments and links to publicly available resources that aid in conducting assessments. (August 6 2012)

Beyond Socioeconomic Factors to Health Equity for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives
Beyond Socioeconomic Factors to Health Equity for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives
Updated: April 6, 2012

This fact sheet includes select findings from a study of health indicators among urban AI/ANs including mental distress, social support and overall self-reported health status, and the impact of poverty, education, employment and health insurance on these factors. (April 2012)

Cardiovascular Disease Best Practices
Cardiovascular Disease Best Practices
Updated: January 6, 2012

This user-friendly overview provides principles and best practices for clinical and community-based cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and management. These principles were developed based on findings from a survey of Urban Indian Health Organizations and an extensive literature review of CVD practices in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The information in this resource guide provides a foundation for improving the delivery of health care for urban AI/AN patients with CVD. (January 2012)

Cancer Screening Fact Sheet (Aggregate)
Cancer Screening Fact Sheet (Aggregate)
Updated: September 6, 2011

This fact sheet provides national demographic and breast and cervical screening statistics relevant to urban American Indian and Alaska Native women. Additional cancer screening fact sheets are available by region and can be accessed on the WEAVING Project page. (September 2011)

Prostate Cancer Fact Sheet
Prostate Cancer Fact Sheet
Updated: September 6, 2011

This fact sheet describes prostate cancer risk factors, symptoms, and screening tests. (September 2011)

Announcing the 2009 Community Health Profiles
Announcing the 2009 Community Health Profiles
Updated: November 6, 2009

This Communication Broadcast announces the release of the 2009 Community Health Profiles, which provide an overview of the health of the areas served by Urban Indian Health Organizations. (November 2009)

WEAVING Project Outreach Materials Available
WEAVING Project Outreach Materials Available
Updated: October 6, 2009

This Communication Broadcast announces outreach materials to support and increase breast and cervical cancer screening among AI/AN women. (Oct 2009)

Announcing the Customizable Family Health History Tool
Announcing the Customizable Family Health History Tool
Updated: September 6, 2009

This Communication Broadcast announces the opportunity for individuals to create and personalize their own tool using Genetic Alliance’s new online family history guide, “Does It Run In the Family?” (Sept 2009)

Fetal and Infant Deaths and Perinatal Periods of Risk Among American Indians and Alaska Natives in Washington
Fetal and Infant Deaths and Perinatal Periods of Risk Among American Indians and Alaska Natives in Washington
Updated: August 7, 2009

This fact sheet illustrates the disproportionately high burden of fetal-infant deaths experienced by AI/ANs in Washington State. The findings presented in this fact sheet were developed by a collaborative work group with representatives from the Urban Indian Health Institute, local and state departments of health in WA (Public Health Seattle & King County) and OR, and individuals and members of American Indian/Alaska Native organizations in WA, ID and OR, such as the Native American Women’s Dialogue on Infant Mortality and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. (April 2009)

Top Health Disparities among Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives Compared to Healthy People 2010
Top Health Disparities among Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives Compared to Healthy People 2010
Updated: August 6, 2009

This Communication Broadcast presents a disparity ratio for urban AI/ANs for several health indicators compared to the Healthy People 2010 targets. (August 2009)

Diabetes Diagnoses Among Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives
Diabetes Diagnoses Among Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives
Updated: July 8, 2009

This Communication Broadcast shows the percent of AI/ANs who have been diagnosed with diabetes between 2001 - 2008. (July 2009)

Does it Run in the Family? A Guide to Family Health History - Book 1
Does it Run in the Family? A Guide to Family Health History - Book 1
Updated: June 7, 2009

To encourage urban AI/AN families to collect and use family health history, the UIHI, in collaboration with Genetic Alliance, launched the Family Health History Project. Working with our community advisory board, project staff at the UIHI adapted a national family history tool for the urban AI/AN population. The tool is comprised of two guide books. This guide, Book 1, assists in the collection of family health history. (June 2009)

Does it Run in the Family? A Guide for Understanding Genetics and Health - Book 2
Does it Run in the Family? A Guide for Understanding Genetics and Health - Book 2
Updated: June 6, 2009

To encourage urban AI/AN families to collect and use family health history, the UIHI, in collaboration with Genetic Alliance, launched the Family Health History Project. Working with our community advisory board, project staff at the UIHI adapted a national family history tool for the urban AI/AN population. The tool is comprised of two guide books. This guide, Book 2, assists outlines the relationship between genetics and disease risk. (June 2009)

Viral Hepatitis
Viral Hepatitis
Updated: May 6, 2009

This Communication Broadcast describes incidence rates of Hepatitis C among AI/ANs compared to other race/ethnicity groups. (May 2009)

Top Health Disparities among Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives
Top Health Disparities among Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives
Updated: April 6, 2009

This Communication Broadcast highlights top health disparities of urban AI/ANs compared to the general population based on Healthy People 2010 Objectives. (April 2009)

Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Updated: March 6, 2009

This Communication Broadcast shares online resources to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among American Indian and Alaska Native communities. (March 2009)

Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Updated: November 6, 2008

This Communication Broadcast compares colorectal cancer screening data between urban American Indians and Alaska Natives and whites. (November 2008)