Performance Improvement 2000. Prevention Services


The Impact of Health Programs on Behavior Among Three United South and Eastern Tribes (USET)

This is a joint report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Indian Health Service. It describes the results of a 1995-1996 Health Assessment Survey carried out among the Tribal members of three Tribes located within the Nashville area: The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia, PA; the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Tribe, Perry, Maine; and, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Hogansburg, New York. The goals of the survey were to learn the extent to which members of these three Nashville Area tribes are practicing selected behaviors that pose risks to their health and well-being, and to measure the prevalence of certain health conditions such as tobacco use, alcohol consumption and drug use as they are related to behavior. The survey was a population-based, face-to-face survey of a representative sample of tribal members who were at least 18 years of age and lived on the tribal reservation. The report concludes that the statistics in the report reveal and emphasize that a medical approach alone to illness and disease is not enough. Success, must include a combination of the science of medicine and the human sciences to improve wellness and to alleviate illness.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health

FEDERAL CONTACT: Fowler, Elizabeth A.

PIC ID: 5945

PERFORMER: Nashville Area Indian Health Service
Nashville TN