Data on Health and Well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Other Native Americans. Acknowledgments

12/01/2006

This catalog was prepared by staff from Westat, the American Indian Health Research Program of Black Hills State University, and L&M Policy Research, LLC. Peggy Halpern and Alana Landey of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), served as Task Order Officers for this effort and provided input and guidance to the project. Canta Pian, director of the Division of Economic Support for Families in ASPE's Office of Human Services Policy, provided review and comment on this report.

Three members of the DHHS Data Council's Racial and Ethnic Data Working Group-Audrey Burwell, Dale Hitchcock, and Edna Paisano-served on a project workgroup and provided guidance to the project as well as review of this catalog. Several members of an American Indian, Alaska Native, and other Native American workgroup also provided input and review, including David Wong and Ralph Bryan representing the CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities and the IHS Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention, David Simmons representing the National Indian Child Welfare Association, and Lisa Oshiro representing the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement.

We also benefited from input from several external consultants to the project, including Gordon Belcourt, Executive Director of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council; Carole Anne Heart, Executive Director of the Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen's Health Board; Jeff Henderson, President of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health; Lilia Kapunai, Vice President of Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement; and Frank Ryan, independent consultant. Numerous knowledgeable individuals at DHHS and other federal and non-federal organizations gave generously of their time to ensure that we had complete and up-to-date information on existing surveys and databases. We appreciate the careful review of the data catalog and data source profiles conducted by all these individuals.

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