Contents Introduction Literature Review Prevalence Contributing Factors Consequences of Obesity Intervention Research Federal Agency Activities Site Visit to Gila River Indian Community Directions for Future Research
Contents Background and Methods Findings: Data Availability and Gaps, By Policy Area and Population Groups Findings: Strategies and Current/Planned Initiatives for Improving AI/AN/NA Data Availability Summary and Conclusions Background and Methods
Contents Purpose and Methods Findings Strategies Related to Obtaining Information About Grant Opportunities, Deciding to Apply, and Preparing Grant Applications Strategies for Grant Review Processes Strategies for Grants Management Processes Other Strategies Suggested Discussion
American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages have embraced the goals, objectives, and programs associated with welfare reform, but the lack of jobs limits the success of tribal programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Welfare-to-Work (WtW). The lack of jobs is one of the biggest problems in Indian country. Recognizi
Contents Policy Context Socioeconomic Circumstances of Tribes WtW Program Framework and Implementation Program Services Lessons Learned and Useful Strategies for the Future
Contents Making the Decision to Operate Tribal TANF Developing a Sound TANF Plan Ensuring Smooth Program Implementation and Operations Lessons Learned and Implications
This exploratory study provides background information pertaining to an American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Suicide Prevention Hotline. The topics explored include: the extent of use of such a hotline by AI/ANs, barriers to use, hotline implementation models, cultural competencies needed by hotline staff, extent of AI/AN community support, and
This report provides information that will help to understand the high rates of obesity among AI/ANs and the nature of preventive interventions and their efficacy. The report contains a literature review that includes research findings pertaining to the prevalence, determinants, and consequences of obesity, and the nature and outcomes of clinical
This report identifies gaps in AI/AN/NA data on health and well-being, strategies for improving AI/AN/NA data availability and quality, and some current initiatives underway within HHS and other federal agencies that are intended to improve these data.
This data catalog is a compilation of existing data sources pertaining to American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) populations. In the first component of this project, the contractor has identified existing sources of socioeconomic and health data using national and some state-level surveys. Information on 68 data sources including
The purpose of this project was to increase understanding of the programmatic and administrative barriers preventing American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native American (AI/AN/NA) communities from more fully participating in those HHS grants programs for which they are eligible. This study gathered information on the perspectives of both HHS progr
American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages have embraced the goals, objectives, and programs associated with welfare reform, but the lack of jobs limits the success of tribal programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Welfare-to-Work (WtW). The lack of jobs is one of the biggest problems in Indian Country. Recognizi
This report, fromf HHS' congressionally mandated evaluation of DOL's Welfare-to-Work Grants Program, describes the challenges and successes of ten tribal grantees in planning, implementing, and operating tribal TANF, the tribal welfare program with the most participants and the largest budget.
An American Indian/Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Hotline: Literature Review and Discussion with Experts Prepared by: Peggy Halpern Ph.D, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation November, 2009 This report is available on the Internet at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/09/AIAN
Characteristics of American Indians and Alaska Natives Participating in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Programs
ASPE RESEARCH BRIEF ( * ) Characteristics of American Indians and Alaska Natives Participating in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Programs  April 2009 This Research Brief is available on the Internet at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/09/AI-NA-TANF/rb.shtml Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (16 pages) [ Free PDF read