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Center for American Indian Health at Hopkins
The mission of the Center is to work in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native communities to raise the health status, self-sufficiency, and health leadership of Native people to the highest possible level.  They work in partnership with tribes to build local capacity and model programs to tackle major health problems, and then send those solutions around the world.

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National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research  
The National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research (NCAIANMHR is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and is the only program of this type in the country focusing specifically on American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

It has four major program functions: research, research training, information dissemination and technical assistance.

University of Colorado Denver Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
The mission for the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH) is to promote the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives, of all ages, by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, and information dissemination within a biopsychosocial framework that recognizes the unique cultural contexts of this special population.

PUBLICATIONS About the Committee on Native Amer​ican Child Health and its activities:

Committee on Native American Child Health Advances Toxic Stress Agenda. AAP News; February 23, 2015.

Briefing on Native American Child Health. AAP News; April 28, 2014.

Publications devoted to American Indian/Alas​​ka Native Child Health:

American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research (journal); Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Professionally refereed scientific journal. It contains empirical research, program evaluations, case studies, unpublished dissertations, and other articles in the behavioral, social, and health sciences which clearly relate to the mental health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives.  

Other publications related to ​​American Indian/Alaska Native chi​​ld health: 

AAP Policy Statement:
Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status in Research on Child Health. Pediatrics. 2015; 135(1)

AAP Policy Statement:
Health Equity and Children's Rights (under revision). Pediatrics. 2010; 125(4)

AAP Policy Statement:
Ethical Consideration in Research with Socially Identifiable Populations. Pediatrics. 2004; 113(1)

Recent citations from the medical ​literature:

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  • Hennessy TW, Bruden D, Castrodale L, Komatsu K, Erhart LM, et al. A case-control study of risk factors for death from 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1): is American Indian racial status an independent risk factor?. Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Jan;144(2):315-24. PubMed PMID: 26118767.
  • O'Brien KL, Chandran A, Weatherholtz R, Jafri HS, Griffin MP, et al. Efficacy of motavizumab for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus disease in healthy Native American infants: a phase 3 randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Dec;15(12):1398-408. PubMed PMID: 26511956.
  • Eggertson L. Child sexual abuse in Nunavut linked to suicide. CMAJ. 2015 Nov 3;187(16):E463-4. PubMed PMID: 26416988; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4627888.
  • Tumilowicz A, Habicht JP, Pelto G, Pelletier DL. Gender perceptions predict sex differences in growth patterns of indigenous Guatemalan infants and young children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Nov;102(5):1249-58. PubMed PMID: 26423387.
  • Aamodt K, Reyna-Blanco O, Sosa R, Hsieh R, De la Garza Ramos M, et al. Prevalence of caries and malocclusion in an indigenous population in Chiapas, Mexico. Int Dent J. 2015 Oct;65(5):249-55. PubMed PMID: 26382724.
  • Timpe ZC, Lunkenheimer E. The Long-Term Economic Benefits of Natural Mentoring Relationships for Youth. Am J Community Psychol. 2015 Sep;56(1-2):12-24. PubMed PMID: 26148978; NIHMSID: NIHMS736045; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4643259.
  • Drexler NA, Traeger MS, McQuiston JH, Williams V, Hamilton C, et al. Medical and Indirect Costs Associated with a Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Epidemic in Arizona, 2002-2011. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Sep;93(3):549-51. PubMed PMID: 26033020; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4559696.
  • Swaim RC. The moderating effects of perceived emotional benefits on inhalant initiation among American Indian and white youth. Am J Addict. 2015 Sep;24(6):554-60. PubMed PMID: 26246198; NIHMSID: NIHMS743608; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4687020.
  • Petrasek MacDonald J, Cunsolo Willox A, Ford JD, Shiwak I, Wood M. Protective factors for mental health and well-being in a changing climate: Perspectives from Inuit youth in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Sep;141:133-41. PubMed PMID: 26275362.
  • Thearle MS, Votruba SB, Piaggi P, Muller YL, Hanson RL, et al. The effect of differing patterns of childhood body mass index gain on adult physiology in American Indians. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Sep;23(9):1872-80. PubMed PMID: 26308479; NIHMSID: NIHMS691175; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4552081.
  • Hunter CM, Lewis J, Peter D, Begay MG, Ragin-Wilson A. The Navajo Birth Cohort Study. J Environ Health. 2015 Sep;78(2):42-5. PubMed PMID: 26502566.
  • Castrodale LJ, Grinnell M. PERTUSSIS. Alaska Med. 2015 Sep;56:18-22. PubMed PMID: 26554125.
  • Potvin L. Public health and the sad legacy of Indian residential schools. Can J Public Health. 2015 Aug 17;106(5):e257-60. PubMed PMID: 26451984.
  • Eggertson L. Aboriginal youth suicide rises in Northern Ontario. CMAJ. 2015 Aug 11;187(11):E335-6. PubMed PMID: 26124234; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4527921.
  • Azar M, Stoner JA, Dao HD, Stephens L, Goodman JR, et al. Epidemiology of Dysglycemia in Pregnant Oklahoma American Indian Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Aug;100(8):2996-3003. PubMed PMID: 26091203; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4525008.
  • Miller JM, Harvey EM, Schwiegerling J. Higher-order aberrations and best-corrected visual acuity in Native American children with a high prevalence of astigmatism. J AAPOS. 2015 Aug;19(4):352-7.e1. PubMed PMID: 26239206; NIHMSID: NIHMS769598; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4811022.
  • Young NL, Wabano MJ, Ritchie SD, Burke TA, Pangowish B, et al. Assessing children's interpretations of the Aboriginal Children's Health and Well-Being Measure (ACHWM). Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015 Jul 22;13:105. PubMed PMID: 26197841; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4511023.
  • Björkstén KS, Bjerregaard P. Season of birth is different in Inuit suicide victims born into Traditional than into Modern Lifestyle: a register study from Greenland. BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 4;15:147. PubMed PMID: 26140919; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4490608.
  • Harper SL, Edge VL, Ford J, Willox AC, Wood M, et al. Climate-sensitive health priorities in Nunatsiavut, Canada. BMC Public Health. 2015 Jul 2;15:605. PubMed PMID: 26135309; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4489362.
  • Rolnick SJ, Jackson JM, DeFor TA, Flottemesch TJ. Fluoride Varnish Application in the Primary Care Setting A Clinical Study. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2015 Summer;39(4):311-4. PubMed PMID: 26161600.
  • Solomons NW, Vossenaar M, Chomat AM, Doak CM, Koski KG, et al. Stunting at birth: recognition of early-life linear growth failure in the western highlands of Guatemala. Public Health Nutr. 2015 Jul;18(10):1737-45. PubMed PMID: 26017476.
  • Medehouenou TC, Ayotte P, St-Jean A, Meziou S, Roy C, et al. Overweight and Obesity Prevalence Among School-Aged Nunavik Inuit Children According to Three Body Mass Index Classification Systems. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jul;57(1):31-6. PubMed PMID: 26095406; NIHMSID: NIHMS678096; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4477285.
  • Teague AM, Fields DA, Aston CE, Short KR, Lyons TJ, et al. Cord blood adipokines, neonatal anthropometrics and postnatal growth in offspring of Hispanic and Native American women with diabetes mellitus. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2015 Jun 26;13:68. PubMed PMID: 26111704; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4482040.
  • Ryan CJ, Cooke MJ, Leatherdale ST, Kirkpatrick SI, Wilk P. The correlates of current smoking among adult Métis: Evidence from the Aboriginal Peoples Survey and Métis Supplement. Can J Public Health. 2015 Jun 18;106(5):e271-6. PubMed PMID: 26451987.
  • Daley K, Castleden H, Jamieson R, Furgal C, Ell L. Water systems, sanitation, and public health risks in remote communities: Inuit resident perspectives from the Canadian Arctic. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Jun;135:124-32. PubMed PMID: 25965893.
  • Kiyamu M, León-Velarde F, Rivera-Chira M, Elías G, Brutsaert TD. Developmental Effects Determine Submaximal Arterial Oxygen Saturation in Peruvian Quechua. High Alt Med Biol. 2015 Jun;16(2):138-46. PubMed PMID: 25977978; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4490701.
  • Lynnerup N. The Thule Inuit Mummies From Greenland. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2015 Jun;298(6):1001-6. PubMed PMID: 25998634.
  • Clarkson AF, Christian WM, Pearce ME, Jongbloed KA, Caron NR, et al. The Cedar Project: Negative health outcomes associated with involvement in the child welfare system among young Indigenous people who use injection and non-injection drugs in two Canadian cities. Can J Public Health. 2015 May 7;106(5):e265-70. PubMed PMID: 26451986.
  • Decaluwe B, Jacobson SW, Poirier MA, Forget-Dubois N, Jacobson JL, et al. Impact of Inuit customary adoption on behavioral problems in school-age Inuit children. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2015 May;85(3):250-8. PubMed PMID: 25985112; NIHMSID: NIHMS683843; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4438859.
  • Riediger ND, Lukianchuk V, Lix LM, Elliott L, Bruce SG. Between a rock and a hard place: Smoking trends in a Manitoba First Nation. Can J Public Health. 2015 Apr 29;106(4):e184-8. PubMed PMID: 26285188.
  • McIsaac KE, Moineddin R, Matheson FI. Breastfeeding as a means to prevent infant morbidity and mortality in Aboriginal Canadians: A population prevented fraction analysis. Can J Public Health. 2015 Apr 29;106(4):e217-22. PubMed PMID: 26285193.
  • Lotoski LC, Engler-Stringer R, Muhajarine N. Cross-sectional analysis of a community-based cooperative grocery store intervention in Saskatoon, Canada. Can J Public Health. 2015 Mar 12;106(3):e147-53. PubMed PMID: 26125241.
  • Kerkvliet JL, Fahrenwald NL. Tobacco quitline outcomes for priority populations. S D Med. 2015;Spec No:63-8. PubMed PMID: 25985612.
  • Trude AC, Kharmats A, Jock B, Liu D, Lee K, et al. Patterns of Food Consumption are Associated with Obesity, Self-Reported Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Five American Indian Communities. Ecol Food Nutr. 2015;54(5):437-54. PubMed PMID: 26036617.
  • Allen Counter S, Buchanan LH, Ortega F. Blood Lead Levels in Andean Infants and Young Children in Ecuador: An International Comparison. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2015;78(12):778-87. PubMed PMID: 26090561.
  • Lucero NM, Bussey M. Practice-Informed Approaches to Addressing Substance Abuse and Trauma Exposure in Urban Native Families Involved with Child Welfare. Child Welfare. 2015;94(4):97-117. PubMed PMID: 26827478.
  • Towns C, Cooke M, Rysdale L, Wilk P. Healthy Weights Interventions in Aboriginal Children and Youth: A Review of the Literature. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2014 Sep;75(3):125-31. PubMed PMID: 26066816.
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