The aim of our research is to provide an interactive mapping tool of the distribution and density of AIAN elders across the U.S. in order to inform equitable resource distribution. By informing distribution and the optimization of resources, this mapping tool will enable communities to foster greater resilience and strengthen prevention efforts by distributing resources, like effective COVID-19 vaccinations, where it is most needed and appropriate.
Project ECHO, based at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, is a guided-practice model that reduces health disparities in under-served and remote areas of the state, nation, and world. Through innovative telementoring, the ECHO model uses a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where expert teams lead virtual clinics, amplifying the capacity for providers to deliver best-in-practice care to the underserved in their own communities.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvements was founded in 1991 and is dedicated to improving health care systems. This organization provides resources for a range of topics, including telehealth - featuring blog posts, educational opportunities, research and publications, and recorded videos and audio.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center offers online training videos addressing use of telemedicine to support behavioral and mental health services.
The Physician Support Line offers free and confidential peer support to American physicians and medical students by creating a safe space to discuss immediate life stressors with volunteer psychiatrist colleagues who are uniquely trained in mental wellness and also have similar shared experiences of the profession.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (est. 1979), is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Indian Country ECHO is growing a welcoming professional community that enhances providers’ ability to offer American Indian and Alaska Native patients high-quality, specialized care through creating opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge. This resource provides information on managing mental health and wellness related to quarantining, loneliness, stress management, substance use and coping.
UIHI conducts research and evaluation, collects and analyzes data, and provides disease surveillance to strengthen the health of American Indian and Alaska Native communities. This resource provides ideas to adapt cultural practices to remain “physically distant but socially close.” This tool may help guide organizational efforts to improve morale among staff and in the community.
Founded in 1991 and based in the Department of International Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health supports public health interventions designed for and by Native peoples. This resource library provides Indigenized communications for COVID-19 including: Q&A social media toolkits, radio transcripts, and educational materials for a range of topics. Materials can be circulated by print or web.
The Harvard Project (est. 1987), aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian Nations, through applied research and service. This toolbox features a "tip of the day," radio transcripts, fact sheets, community resource, policy briefs and examples of Tribal-led COVID-19 responses.
This resource provides breaking news, public health alerts for the Southwest area. They also have a collection of indigenized public health education communications for COVID-19, designed for all ages - coloring pages included!
The “Protects Me, Protects You” campaign builds confidence in getting vaccinated in order to reduce transmission of the coronavirus. This campaign provides indigenized graphics and is available in multiple languages.
IllumiNative’s COVID-19 emergency efforts are focused on leveraging communications and culture shifters to help amplify the authentic representation and impact of the pandemic on Native communities through mainstream media. This resource provides COVID-19 specific social media graphics, PSA's and podcasts. They also offer media training and resources for digital education.
This guide clearly outlines best practices for customizing public health education communications to improve community uptake, by ensuring that information is relevant and culturally representative.
The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC) was created to advance the effective use of telemedicine services throughout the Southwest.
This site has several tips for talking about the vaccine for public health practitioners.
In preparation for our next Gathering Grounds session, Dr. Duarte has shared her recently published dispatch "Ruptured Knowledge Ecologies in Indian Country".
The resources in this document were provided by Native Governance Center during their presentation, "Indigenized Communications during COVID-19."
Native Governance Center has developed this list of questions to help guide your communications efforts.
Elders are the foundation of our communities, the living legacies of traditions, and they must be KEPT SAFE. Now more than ever is the time to seek out their wisdom on how we can adapt our ceremonies and practices at home. Take a look at this video, "Exercise Safe Sweats."
This is an emergency notice of funding opportunity in response to the current outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
HRSA will award approximately 50 grants to rural communities to enhance capacity to address substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder (OUD).
The charts in this resource represent a joint effort by Indian Country Today, the American Indian Studies Center at UCLA, and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA to combat data invisibility.
Governmental public health agencies need to be strong, consistent advocates for equity as they work in concert with other local and state authorities to address the novel coronavirus pandemic. HIP collated a cross-sector policy platform for public health to act on the conditions that create inequities in health outcomes.
The National Indian Health Board is leading a national effort to advocate and secure resources for Tribes to respond to COVID-19.
On April 16, during our Gathering Grounds Community Meeting, we heard from Cristina J. Toledo-Cornell, MD-MPH, Public Health Director of the Lummi Tribal Health Center, about their COVID-19 response. The downloadable resource provides a glimpse at some of Lummi Tribal Health Center's approaches.
Roanhorse Consulting is developing a document with COVID-19 Emergency Response Resources for Tribes in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. A draft is available now.
The following are resources that were shared during the Gathering Grounds: How is your Tribal or Urban Indian community responding to COVID-19? Community Meeting on April 16, 2020.
The following are resources that were shared during the Gathering Grounds: How is your Tribal or Urban Indian community responding to COVID-19? Community Meeting on April 7, 2020.
The following resources were shared during the Gathering Grounds Indigenous Community of Practice meeting on March 26, 2020 by meeting attendees.
The National Congress of American Indians established a webpage to provide factual information from trusted sources about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States. Check out their site for updates as the situation changes.
In this time of the global spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, we must take action to lower the risk of spread. Attached is a brief menu of suggestions for how we can keep our loved ones and our communities safe, until the threat lessens.
We are passing along this handbook on COVID-19 prevention and treatment best practices from a hospital affiliated with Zhejiang University, with good information based on their experience treating patients. Please take a look and pass on to any family or friends who are health care workers who are now helping with COVID-19.