American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribal Affairs Behavioral Health Equity

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) website on behavioral health equity for American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and communities provides information about federal programs and initiatives designed for these populations, reports and issue briefs, and links to SAMHSA data projects and relevant external resources.

Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Native Center for Behavioral Health

The website for the Native Center for Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health provides information about and links to the projects managed by the Center, including the National American Indian & Alaska Native (AI/AN) Addiction Technology Transfer Center, the AI/AN Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, and the AI/AN Prevention Technology Transfer Center. Continue reading

Peer Support Toolkit

The online toolkit for creating peer support programs for indigenous communities from the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board provides an overview of peer specialist services and describes the core roles and responsibilities peer specialists play in supporting treatment and recovery from substance use disorders in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Continue reading

Indian Health Services – Maternal Health

The Indian Health Services maternal health page contains information on caring for American Indian/Alaska Native women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. It includes links to culturally-specific guides for treating substance use disorder in pregnancy and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Continue reading

Integrated Care for High Risk Pregnancies: A Pilot Project to Improve Medical Assistance Birth Outcomes

In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature directed the Department of Human Services to implement a pilot program to improve birth outcomes – the Integrated Care for High Risk Pregnancies (ICHRP) Initiative. The pilot program was designed to reach two demographic groups: African Americans at risk for low birth weight births in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and American Indians at risk for opiate use during pregnancy. Continue reading

Wellbriety Movement

Website for the Wellbriety Movement, which provides training and technical assistance to American Indian and Alaskan Native communities to create substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs grounded in indigenous principles, values and teachings.

Funding Source: Various grants and donations. Revenue from conferences, trainings, and product sales.

Heal Safely

This website was developed by stakeholders in Oregon to help patients and their caregivers Heal Safely from injury and trauma. It includes patient stories and resources for patients to develop a pain management plan and understand the risks of prescription medications. The website was developed with tribal and Latino participation and has a option to display materials and videos in Spanish. Continue reading