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Indigenous Public Health

Improvement through Community-Engaged Interventions

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines social determinants of health as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age" and designates them as "the fundamental drivers of these conditions." Income, education, job security, food and housing, as well as gender and race are all examples of social determinants of health. These factors influence the health and well-being of patients, as well as how they interact with health care providers and receive health care, and unfortunately, certain biases can become a barrier to maintaining good health in some communities. Indigenous groups in North America and US-associated Pacific jurisdictions have been subjected to occupation and forced relocation, mandated boarding schools, and other attempts by state and federal governments to eliminate their cultural strengths and resources. Marginalized Indigenous populations are especially at risk of poverty, food and housing insecurity, poor health, and limited access to health care.

Indigenous Public Health: Improvement through Community-Engaged Interventions
illustrates how successful community engagement strategies, programs, and resources within indigenous communities have resulted in diverse, successful public health programs, and helped community members overcome barriers to health. Editors Linda Burhansstipanov and Kathryn L. Braun explore the problems that impact engagement efforts, discuss public health topics, acknowledge and honor the strengths of different communities, and emphasize that collaboration and the sharing of resources can only improve the lives involved.

About the Authors

Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH, has worked in public health since 1971. She founded the Native American Cancer Research Corporation and is the president of Native American Cancer Initiatives, Inc. She has published more than 160 works addressing Native American cancer, genetics, community-based participatory research, evaluation, patient navigation, survivorship, public health, and data issues. Kathryn L. Braun, MPH, DrPH, is professor of public health and social work and the Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed Chair in Aging at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She has conducted community-based participatory research in Hawai'i since 1978 and has published more than 200 articles.

Reviews

"A valuable resource to educate navigators on effective strategies when engaging with Indigenous populations to address unique health needs. This publication provides a wealth of health information to enhance knowledge and examples of evidence-based programs and practices."—Monica Dean, HON-OPN-CG, Director of Patient Navigation Program Development, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators

"The Indigenous people of the United States and of the US-affiliated Pacific Islands are essential in the history and evolution of this country, yet their stories of trauma and resilience are not well known. While this book highlights the background and context for understanding health inequities among this population, its unique and compelling contribution is in the articulation of exemplary community-engaged, culturally tailored interventions, strategies, and resources that foster Indigenous health. To health and well-being - e ola mau loa!"—Noreen Mokuau, MSW, DSW (Native Hawaiian), retired dean and professor emerita, University of Hawai'i, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health

"Indigenous Public Health offers a culturally expansive approach to community engagement with Indigenous communities in North America and the Pacific. Through an Indigenous lens based on unique histories, it respects cultures and traditions of Indigenous peoples and describes successful community-based efforts to remedy inequities. How refreshing to read real stories about Indigenous peoples, coming from Indigenous peoples!"—Michael E. Bird, MSW, MPH (Santo-Domingo/Kea Pueblo), Past President, American Public Health Association

"Indigenous Public Health is an engaging and insightful addition to the emerging literature on Indigenous health research. The authors' unique and valuable contribution is the sharing of real-life stories of successful community-engaged efforts to improve the health of Indigenous people. The book fills the gap, and provides a much-needed resource to guide Indigenous health research efforts. It is a must read!"—Collette Adamsen, PhD, MPA (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians), Director, National Resource Center on Native American Aging University of North Dakota, Center for Rural Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

"Indigenous Peoples of the United States have experienced a traumatic history that has negatively impacted their overall health and wellbeing. Despite this history, they continue to thrive, weaving western and traditional ways of healing to improve their health. This book does an excellent job of bringing the voices of Indigenous Peoples to the forefront, highlighting their successes, innovations, and community engagement strategies that we can all learn from. It is not often you read a text highlighting the successes of Indigenous Peoples and normalizing these conversations. Everyone should read and reflect on the teachings, values, and resiliency in each chapter."—Jordan P. Lewis, PhD, MSW (Aleut, Native Village of Naknek), Associate Director, Professor Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus Department of Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health

"This book, edited by Burhansstipanov and Braun, fills a niche in Indigenous health research that is long overdue. Despite decades of federal emphasis in participatory approaches, few books have featured community engagement successes in improving the health of Native groups. In addition to examples from Indian Country, Alaska, and Hawai'i, the book includes examples from the US-Affiliated Pacific, typically forgotten in other books. While the book is strongly focused on chronic disease prevention and control, it will nonetheless prove to be a popular text for use in classes on minority health and health disparities."—Thomas M. Becker, MD, MPH Medical Epidemiologist, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

"This is a superb volume of essential contributions by and for seriously underserved communities. Unlike so many edited works, here the editors are clearly embedded in the community-engaged research showcased in the chapters. The essays are meticulously documented, and the lessons are crucial, especially the critical message that successful health interventions must rest on a foundation of trust and active participation from the communities themselves."—Franklin Odo, PhD, John Woodruff Simpson Lecturer and Professor of American Studies, Amherst College Founding Director, Asian Pacific American Center, Smithsonian Institution

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