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
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
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
This 2019 report from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides recommendations to the Indian Health Service on appropriate assessment and treatment of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) in American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) populations. Continue reading
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
Website for the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Resource Center. The COAP Resource Center provides support to states, unites of local government, and tribal governments to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic. Continue reading
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.
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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
This is the website for the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation, which develops and implements culturally centered approaches to addiction and other behavioral health treatments for the First Peoples of Canada. The website includes many resources that would be helpful to people working with American Indian and Alaskan Native peoples or other indigenous communities. Continue reading
This case study briefly explains the components of the Warrior Down reentry program designed by White Bison, Inc. for use with American Indian and Alaska Native populations reentering communities following incarceration. Key elements of this successful program include peer-to-peer programming, the use of traditional healing practices, continuous support from prison to reentry in the community, and complimentary programming for family members. Continue reading