Heartland colleagues:


This e-mail was sent to me from Dr. Michelle Puryear at HRSA.---Lori




April is National Minority Health Month!  Here are some online resources about American Indian Health concerns you can use in your library or organization to celebrate this month. For a link to a brochure for your library's use, see:






Native American Health page from MedlinePlus.gov http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nativeamericanhealth.html


>From the National Library of Medicine you can find information here


specific to Native health including prevention/screening, specific conditions, Medicare savings, urban Indian resources, research, directories, statistics, and more.




American Indian Health




Another resource from the National Library of Medicine on American Indian Health, this site provides links to information on health topics, traditional healing, environmental health, research and data, healthcare access, organizations, tribes, and more.




Arctic Health




>From the same people who brought you the "American Indian Health"


website comes this similar site focused on issues affecting the health and well-being of our planet's northern-most inhabitants including Alaska Natives.  The site features health topics, environmental health, telemedicine, traditional healing, governmental organizations including tribes, and more.




Native Health Databases




>From the University of New Mexico, the Native Health Databases contain


bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.

Document delivery is currently free on any article found in this database.




Native American Ethnobotany




This site is a searchable database of foods, drugs, dyes and fibers of Native American peoples, derived from plants.  So find out what the Ojibwe people used to put on spider bites.




NLM Exhibit "Changing the Face of Medicine"




You can search by ethnic group on this site and see the 29 featured Native women doctors who have made significant contributions to their fields.  Some biographies include extra photos and videos.  The rest of the site provides activities, resources, and lesson plans for teachers.




If you are interested in these resources and would like more information or to schedule a training, contact your local NN/LM office at 800-338-7657.




This is the first email in our series for National Minority Health Month.

If you'd like to see all the resources, you can visit:








Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS


Community Outreach Liaison


National Network of Libraries of Medicine,  MidContinental Region


Creighton University Health Sciences Library


2500 California Plaza


Omaha, NE 68178


800-338-7657 in CO,KS,MO,NE,UT,WY


402-280-4156 outside the region


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Lori Williamson, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

University of OK Health Sciences Center


Phone: 405-271-8685

Fax: 405-271-8697


OU Children's Hospital

940 NE 13th St., Rm B2418

Oklahoma City, OK 73104


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