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Indigenous Health Equity and Wellness

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ISBN 9780367714833
February 28, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
194 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on promoting health equity and addressing health disparities among Indigenous peoples of the United States (U.S.) and associated Territories in the Pacific Islands and Caribbean.

It provides an overview of the current state of health equity across social, physical, and mental health domains to provide a preliminary understanding of the state of Indigenous health equity. Part 1 of the book traces the promotive, protective, and risk factors related to Indigenous health equity. Part 2 reports promising pathways to achieving and transcending health equity through the description of interventions that address and promote wellness related to key outcomes.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Mental, Physical and Social Dimensions of Health Equity and Wellness among U.S. Indigenous Peoples: What is Known and Next Steps

Catherine E. McKinley, Michael S. Spencer, Karina Walters, and Charles R. Figley

Part 1: Promotive, Protective, and Risk Factors for Indigenous Health Equity

2. A culturally informed scoping review of Native Hawaiian mental health and emotional wellbeing literature

Rachel L. Burrage, Matilda M. Antone, Kristin N.M. Kaniaupio, and Kira L. Rapozo

3. What’s love got to do with it? "Love" and alcohol use among U.S. Indigenous peoples: Aligning research with real-world experiences

Catherine E. McKinley and Jenn Miller Scarnato

4. Diabetes, Mental Health, and Utilization of Mental Health Professionals Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults

Angela R. Fernandez and Michael S. Spencer

5. Salud, cultura, tradición: Findings from an alcohol and other drug and HIV needs assessment in Urban "Mexican American Indian" Communities

Ramona Beltrán, Antonia R.G. Alvarez, Angela R. Fernandez/Kenyukiw, Lisa Colón, and Xochilt Alamillo

6. Migration and resilience in Native Hawaiian Elders

Kathryn L. Braun, Collette V. Browne, Shelley Muneoka, Tyran Terada, Rachel Burrage, Yan Yan Wu, and Noreen Mokuau

Part 2: Promising Interventions for Indigenous Health Equity

7. "Togetherness:" The role of intergenerational and cultural engagement in urban American Indian and Alaska Native youth suicide prevention

Celina M. Doria, Sandra L. Momper, and Rachel Burrage

8. ‘Being on the Walk Put It Somewhere in My Body’: The Meaning of Place in Health for Indigenous Women

Angela R. Fernandez, Tessa Evans-Campbell, Michelle Johnson-Jennings, Ramona Beltrán, Katie Schultz, Sandra L. Stroud, and Karina L. Walters

9. The development and testing of a multi-level, multi-component pilot intervention to reduce sexual and reproductive health disparities in a tribal community

Elizabeth Rink, Mike Anastario, Olivia Johnson, Ramey GrowingThunder, Adriann Ricker, Paula Firemoon, and Genevieve Cox

10. SACRED Connections: A university-tribal clinical research partnership for school-based screening and brief intervention for substance use problems among Native American youth

Staci L. Morris, Michelle, M. Hospital, Eric F. Wagner, John Lowe, Michelle G. Thompson, Rachel Clarke, and Cheryl Riggs

11. From myPlan to ourCircle: Adapting a web-based safety planning intervention for Native American women exposed to intimate partner violence

Meredith E. Bagwell-Gray, Em Loerzel, Gail Dana Sacco, Jill Messing, Nancy Glass, Bushra Sabri, Brittany Jock, Teresa Brockie, Jacquelyn Campbell, and Joyell Arscott

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Catherine E. McKinley is Associate Professor at the Tulane University School of Social Work.

Michael S. Spencer is Presidential Term Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work.

Karina Walters is Associate Dean of Research and Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work.

Charles R. Figley is Professor at the Tulane University School of Social Work.