KRC Articles

Prevention in Our Native Communities Vol 3 Issue 1 Fall 2022

Authors: National American Indian and Alaska Native Prevention technology transfer center (PTTC) network

Publication Year: 2022

Last Updated: November 5, 2022

Keywords: Minority Groups; Suicide and Suicide Prevention; Social Determinants of Health

 

Short Abstract: This issue focuses on the negative impact stigma has on Natives in the early phases of the development of a substance use disorder. People in this situation could profit from early intervention but may feel embarrassed because of the stigma associated with substance use/abuse. The main article describes ways to ensure that culturally appropriate prevention efforts are both trauma-informed and non-stigmatizing.

 

Source: Link to Original Article.

Source: https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/national-american-indian-alaska-native-pttc/product/prevention-our-native-communities-vol-3

Type of Resource: Best Practices Newsletter

Social Determinants of Mortality of COVID-19 and Opioid Overdose in American Rural and Urban Counties

Authors: Yuhui Zhu, PhD, Zhe Fei, PhD, Larissa J. Mooney, MD, Kaitlyn Huang, BS, and Yih-Ing Hser, PhD

Publication Year: 2022

Last Updated: January 2022

Journal: Journal of Addiction Medicine

Keywords: Covid-19; Health Disparities; Infection Disease; Social Determinants of Health; Substance Abuse

 

Short Abstract: After adjusting for other covariates, the overall mortality rate of COVID-19 is higher in counties with larger population size and a higher proportion of racial/ethnic minorities, although counties with high rates of opioid overdose mortality have lower proportions of racial/ethnic minorities, a higher proportion of females, and are more economically disadvantaged. Significant predictors of rural counties with high mortality rates for both COVID-19 and opioid overdose include higher ratios of Black people, American Indians and Alaska Native people, and people with two or more races. Additional predictors for high-risk urban counties include population density and higher unemployment rates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Source: Link to Original Article.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8815643/pdf/adm-16-e52.pdf

Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed scientific article

US Trans Survey 2015, Report on the Experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native Respondents.

Authors: The National Center for Transgender Equality

Publication Year: 2016

Keywords: Awareness; Health Care Access; Health Disparities; Injury and Trauma; Mental and Behavioral Health; Minority Groups; Population Information; Presentations; Socio-Economic Disparities; Sexual Abuse; Suicide and Suicide Prevention; Violence; Social Determinants of Health; Gender Identity; LGBTQ/2S

 

Short Abstract: The 2015 US Trans Survey is a survey of trans and non-binary people across the country. This includes a separate report specifically on the American Indian and Alaskan Native respondents.

 

Source: Link to Original Article.

Source: https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/usts/USTS-AIAN-Report-Dec17.pdf

Type of Resource: Other

Suicides Among American Indian or Alaska Native Persons — National Violent Death Reporting System, United States, 2015–2020

Authors: Deborah Stone, Eva Trinh, Hong Zhou, Laura Welder, Pamela End of Horn, Katherine Fowler, and Asha Ivey-Stephenson

Publication Year: 2022

Last Updated: September 16, 2022

Journal: CDC: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Keywords: Injury and Trauma; Mental and Behavioral Health; Population Information; Suicide and Suicide Prevention; Violence

 

Short Abstract: A comparison of 2015–2020 suicides among all AI/AN and non-AI/AN decedents in 49 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia found that AI/AN suicide decedents had higher adjusted odds of a range of relationship and alcohol or other substance use problems, and reduced odds of known mental health conditions and treatment than did non-AI/AN suicide decedents. Culturally relevant comprehensive public health approaches to suicide prevention are needed to address systemic and long-standing inequities among AI/AN persons.

 

Source: Link to Original Article.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7137a1.htm

Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed scientific article

Understanding Sleep Facilitators, Barriers, and Cultural Dimensions in Native American Urban Youth

Authors: Alina Palimaru, PhD, MPP, Ryan Brown, PhD MA, Wendy Troxel, PhD MS, Daniel Dickerson, DO MPH, Carrie Johnson, PhD, Elizabeth D'Amico, PhD MA

Publication Year: 2020

Last Updated: August 2020

Journal: Sleep Health

Keywords: Childcare; Health Disparities; Mental and Behavioral Health; Sleep Health

 

Short Abstract: Background: AI/AN youth are a high-risk group for sleep problems and associated conditions. AI/AN youth are a high-risk group for sleep problems and associated chronic conditions. Urban AI/AN youth may face certain challenges, including specific psychosocial stressors (e.g., discrimination) and environmental factors (e.g., noise, light) that render them particularly vulnerable to poor sleep health. However, few studies have explored AI/AN adolescent sleep.

 

Source: Link to Original Article.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7529658/

Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed scientific article

Traditional Food Practices, Attitudes, and Beliefs in Urban Alaska Native Women Receiving WIC Assistance

Authors: Amanda Walch, PhD, MPH, RDN, Philip Loring, PhD, Rhonda Johnson, PhD, Melissa Tholl, BS, RDN, Andrea Bersamin, PhD

Publication Year: 2019

Last Updated: March 2019

Journal: Journal of Nutritional Education Behavior

Keywords: Nutrition; Population Information; Traditional Diet; Traditional Foods; Food Sharing Networks

 

Short Abstract: Background: Traditional foods play an important cultural role in AI/AN populations and have been associated with psychological and psychosocial health and well-being. Low rates of traditional food intake have been reported to negatively impact food security, diet quality, and overall health. It is unknown to what extent urban Alaskan Native individuals consume traditional foods and the knowledge and attitudes they have about traditional foods.

 

Source: Link to Original Article.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8731265/