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Author Anderson, Karen M.,
Title Advancing health equity for Native American youth : workshop summary / Karen M. Anderson and Steve Olson, rapporteurs ; Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2016]

Author Anderson, Karen M.,
Subject Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene -- Congresses.
Indian youth -- Health and hygiene -- United States -- Congresses.
Indian youth -- United States -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Indian youth -- Education -- United States -- Congresses.
Equality -- Health aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Indians of North America -- Medical care -- Congresses.
Health Equity.
Health Status Disparities.
Social Environment.
Resilience, Psychological.
American Native Continental Ancestry Group.
United States.
Alt Name Olson, Steve, 1956-
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities,
Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth (Workshop) (2014 : Albuquerque, N.M.)
Description 1 online resource (xii, 61 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction and themes of the workshop -- Voices of Native youth -- Contributors to resilience -- Health and well-being -- Addressing health disparities through education -- Concluding comments.
Summary "More than 2 million Americans below age 24 self-identify as being of American Indian or Alaska Native descent. Many of the serious behavioral, emotional, and physical health concerns facing young people today are especially prevalent with Native youth (e.g., depression, violence, and substance abuse). Adolescent Native Americans have death rates two to five times the rate of whites in the same age group because of higher levels of suicide and a variety of risky behaviors (e.g., drug and alcohol use, inconsistent school attendance). Violence, including intentional injuries, homicide, and suicide, accounts for three-quarters of deaths for Native American youth ages 12 to 20. Suicide is the second leading cause of death--and 2.5 times the national rate--for Native youth ages 15 to 24. Arrayed against these health problems are vital cultural strengths on which Native Americans can draw. At a workshop held in 2012, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, presenters described many of these strengths, including community traditions and beliefs, social support networks, close-knit families, and individual resilience. In May 2014, the Academies held a follow-up workshop titled Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth. Participants discussed issues related to (1) the visibility of racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care as a national problem, (2) the development of programs and strategies by and for Native and Indigenous communities to reduce disparities and build resilience, and (3) the emergence of supporting Native expertise and leadership. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop"--Publisher's description.
Note Online resource; title from resource electronic title page (National Academies Press, viewed August 1, 2016).
ISBN 9780309376143 (electronic bk.)
0309376149 (electronic bk.)
9780309376136 (paperback)
0309376130 (paperback)
OCLC # 953662264
Additional Format Print version: Anderson, Karen M. Advancing health equity for Native American youth. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2016 9780309376136 (OCoLC)953843634

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