Indigenous Epidemiology: Identifying Health Disparities and Health Priorities


Historically, there has been a lack of data available to assess the health and well-being of urban American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) in the United States. Furthermore, there has been limited data showing the increasing disparities that exists between urban AI/ANs and non-Hispanic Whites (NHW). Organizations looking to address these disparities have limited resources and mechanisms to address this rising problem.1 In 2017, Urban Indian Health Institute (UHI) released a series of Community Health Profiles (CHPs) detailing the health status of urban AI/AN communities to provide detailed information to assist in program planning, grant writing and advocacy through increased documentation of current health disparities faced by urban AI/AN populations.

Objective: To create an interactive, user friendly platform for partners and data users to increase awareness around relevant health disparities and strengths within the urban AI/AN community.

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January, 2019

June 18, 2019

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