Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Minority health websites

Howka everyone. In doing research lately I have discovered that the major information needs of minorities are healthcare information. A majority of the minorities studied have little or no medical care or insurance. Thus getting complete information and resources regarding medical issues that are prevalent amongst minorities can be daunting for those without the technology or skills to retrieve this information. Access to reliable information is the most cost-effective and achievable strategy for sustainable improvement in health care. I would like to provide our members with some links to reliable healthcare & disease websites. I hope these sites help you find the information you need. if you have any questions feel free to email me . Karen

The first website is: Indian health services. http://www.ihs.gov/
Official web site for the agency within the Department of Health and Human Services which is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. It provides information on agency related medical and professional progams, including disease specific programs. The site also offers news items, job and scholarship information, information technology resources, and information on nationwide programs and initiatives.

The second is : Medline Plus Health Information: Native American Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nativeamericanhealth.html
Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, the site links to news, prevention/screening information, and research on Native American health. It provides links to resources in law and policy, organizations, and statistics as well as information on children, seniors, teenager, and women's health.

The third is :http://www.tribalconnections.org/index.html
Developed by the Regional Medical Library of the University of Washington, the Tribal Connections web site seeks to deliver health resources for Native Americans on the Internet. It offers links to various health topics, education and training, grants and funding, government resources, publications, and technology resources.

The fourth is :http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/indices/NAhealth.html
Index of Native American Health Resources on the InternetComprehensive listing of Native American health resources. It provides links to general web resources, resources for teachers, public health/government resources, tribal/native health organizations, university programs, health boards and centers, and other organizations and websites.

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