Public Health Practices

Tribal, state, and local agencies define responsibilities for health emergencies on tribal land

A tribe and state health department worked together to determine how to clarify roles and share resources during a cross-jurisdictional emergency.

Tribal executive committee enhances communication, collaboration, and representation during emergency preparedness planning while acknowledging tribal sovereignty

An executive body representing Arizona's 21 tribes established an emergency decision-making process that gave local areas a greater voice in state policies.

Climate change health assessment

An Alaska tribal health coalition identifies potential health effects from climate change in Arctic communities.

Building collaborative relationships with tribes

A Nevada liaison worked with tribes to develop mass vaccination and point-of-dispensing plans.

Tribal emergency response committee lays important groundwork for response

A tribal decision-making committee used a streamlined process to determine allocation of H1N1 vaccine on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe reservation.

Risk-based vaccine allocation for American Indian population

The Arizona Department of Health Services allocated 10% of H1N1 vaccine and preparedness funding to tribal healthcare providers in response to large numbers of hospitalizations and deaths among American Indians.

Tribal outreach in New Mexico

This practice contains materials that formed the basis of a community outreach project among 22 American Indian tribes in New Mexico. These materials include a PowerPoint presentation that was used to give tribal members talking points about pandemic influenza and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Health Department and an unspecified tribe. Tribal preparedness is a significant component of overall preparedness, especially in the American Southwest and Plains states.

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