Communicable Disease

Reports

Response Report: Tuberculosis in Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Response Report: Tuberculosis in Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Tuberculosis continues to be a significant health issue in urban American Indian and Alaska Native communities. This report examines how urban Indian health organizations in Seattle and San Diego partnered with county, state and federal health officials to prevent the spread of tuberculosis in their communities. The experiences highlighted in the report demonstrate the effectiveness of partnerships between community organizations and governmental health authorities in promoting awareness, screening and treatment. (December 2011)Download»

Evaluation and Assessment of H1N1 Outreach for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives

Evaluation and Assessment of H1N1 Outreach for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives

This report summarizes key findings from two community focus groups and three key informant interviews conducted by the Urban Indian Health Institute on H1N1 Swine Flu. Additionally, this report outlines a set of practical recommendations for improved communication to AI/AN around urgent health issues and summarizes H1N1/swine flu concerns that could be more adequately addressed by Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC). (September 2010)Download»


Fact Sheets

Influenza Risk

Influenza Risk

This Communication Broadcast covers socioeconomic risk factors relating to the flu. AI/ANs may be at increased risk of complications from the flu because of issues related to lower socioeconomic status, such as crowded living conditions and decreased access to health services. (Oct 2014)Download»

Sacramento Native American Indian Health Center’s Hep C Treatment

Sacramento Native American Indian Health Center’s Hep C Treatment

Well ahead of the CDC’s recommendation, SNAHC has been routinely screening all adults for hepatitis C who use the clinic’s primary care services. Dr. Booth believes SNAHC’s Hepatitis C Treatment Program is effective because it is so well-coordinated and takes into account the individual needs of patients. The program provides a support group, facilitates treatment for patients with limited funds or who lack insurance, and offers culturally appropriate care for AI/ANs. (August 2012)Download»

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This Communication Broadcast is about the sixth annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD), March 20, 2012. The NNHAAD website provides more information: http://www.nnaapc.org/news/awareness-day.htm. To honor this day, the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) highlights important information about HIV among urban American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN). (March 2012)Download»

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

This Communication Broadcast describes local emergency and pandemic influenza planning based on a 2006 survey of Urban Indian Health Organizations. (Dec 2008)Download»


Other

High Risk Adult Hepatitis Poster

High Risk Adult Hepatitis Poster

The UIHI is pleased to announce the release of a viral hepatitis awareness poster series. Viral hepatitis is a serious public health issue that affects many urban American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) across the country. AI/AN have had one of the highest rates of viral hepatitis in the nation when compared with other racial and ethnic populations making it important that our agencies prioritize hepatitis education and prevention. High Risk Adult Poster, PDF, 18.5 in x 24.5 in.Download»

Family Hepatitis Poster

Family Hepatitis Poster

The UIHI is pleased to announce the release of a viral hepatitis awareness poster series. Viral hepatitis is a serious public health issue that affects many urban American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) across the country. AI/AN have had one of the highest rates of viral hepatitis in the nation when compared with other racial and ethnic populations making it important that our agencies prioritize hepatitis education and prevention. Family Poster, PDF, 24.5 in x 18.5 in.Download»

College Aged Hepatitis Poster

College Aged Hepatitis Poster

The UIHI is pleased to announce the release of a viral hepatitis awareness poster series. Viral hepatitis is a serious public health issue that affects many urban American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) across the country. AI/AN have had one of the highest rates of viral hepatitis in the nation when compared with other racial and ethnic populations making it important that our agencies prioritize hepatitis education and prevention. College Aged Poster, PDF, 18.5in x 24.5 in.Download»

Epidemiology of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Among AIAN Populations

Epidemiology of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Among AIAN Populations

Presentation from Accessing and Using Viral Hepatitis and STI Surveillance Data webinar. This webinar shared the latest information about the rates of Viral Hepatitis, HIV and other STIs in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, and provided resources for urban Indian health organizations (UIHO) to access and use this information. Dr. Melanie Taylor, Medical Epidemiologist from CDC/IHS, presented the latest national data, discussed disparities in AI/AN rates relative to the general population and offered tips for accessing local data. UIHI project staff also shared information on upcoming webinars, online resources and other project activities. (June 2011)Download»