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1st Edition

Indigenous Health Equity and Wellness

ISBN 9780367714833
Published February 28, 2022 by Routledge
204 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 Part 1: Promotive, Protective, and Risk Factors for Indigenous Health Equity 2. A culturally informed scoping review of Native Hawaiian mental health and emotional well- being literature 3. What’s love got to do with it? “Love” and alcohol use among U.S. Indigenous peoples: Aligning research with real- world experiences 4. Diabetes, mental health, and utilization of mental health professionals among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander adults 5. Salud, cultura, tradición: Findings from an alcohol and other drug and HIV needs assessment in urban “Mexican American Indian” communities 6. Migration and resilience in Native Hawaiian elders Part 2: Promising Interventions for Indigenous Health Equity 7. “Togetherness:” the role of intergenerational and cultural engagement in urban American Indian and Alaskan Native youth suicide prevention 8. “Being on the walk put it somewhere in my body”: The meaning of place in health for Indigenous women 9. The development and testing of a multi- level, multi- component pilot intervention to reduce sexual and reproductive health disparities in a tribal community 10. SACRED Connections: A university- tribal clinical research partnership for school- based screening and brief intervention for substance use problems among Native American youth 11. From myPlan to ourCircle: Adapting a web- based safety planning intervention for Native American women exposed to intimate partner violence

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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 Professor and Katherine Chambers Hall University Scholar at the University of Washington School of Social Work.

Charles R. Figley is Professor and Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD Chair in Disaster Mental Health at the Tulane University School of Social Work.