204 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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 L. 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 well- being 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, Xochilt Alamillo, and Lisa Colón

    6. Migration and resilience in Native Hawaiian elders

    Kathryn L. Braun, Colette 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 Alaskan Native youth suicide prevention

    Celina M. Doria, Sandra L. Momper, and Rachel L. 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 E. Beltrán, Katie Schultz, Sandra 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, Paula Firemoon, Adriann Ricker, Genevieve Cox, and Shannon Holder

    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 Wenniserí:iostha Jock, Joyell Arscott, Teresa Brockie, and Jacquelyn Campbell


    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.