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COVID-19 data on Native Americans is ‘a national disgrace.’ This scientist is fighting to be counted

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Science – News

Abigail Echo-Hawk can’t even count how many times she’s been called a troublemaker. It’s happened at conferences, workshops, and even after she testified before Congress—all places where she has advocated for the full and ethical inclusion of American Indians and Alaska Natives in public health data. “I didn’t used to know what to say,” she says. “Now, my answer is, ‘Is calling for justice making trouble?’”

By Lizzie Wade
September 24, 2020

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COVID-19 data on Native Americans is ‘a national disgrace.’ This scientist is fighting to be counted

Photo:“If you eliminate us in the data, we no longer exist,” says Abigail Echo-Hawk, a citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and director of the Urban Indian Health Institute. Credit: Katty Huertas

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2021 Culture of Health Prize

Grant Opportunities

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize (the Prize) elevates the compelling stories of places where residents are working together to transform education, jobs, transportation, housing, and more so better health flourishes for all. A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—such as our access to affordable homes, quality schools, good jobs, and reliable transportation—affects how long and how well we live.

Applications Due: October 15, 2020

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Minority HIV Research Initiative (MARI) to Support Epidemiologic and Implementation Science Research in Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities Disproportionately Affected by HIV and Build Research Capacity Among Historically Underrepresented Researchers

Grant Opportunities

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support promising epidemiologic and implementation science research in racial/ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV while strengthening the capacity for conducting such research among investigators working in these communities. The NOFO supports Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) goals to promote health and reduce disease and disability by funding research that has the potential to result in high public health impact.

Applications Due: October 14, 2020
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.

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AASTEC Success Story: Tribal Injury Prevention Program

Success Stories

2020 Virtual Tribal Motor Vehicle Safety Summit

For the month of October, you can take part in different learning and networking opportunities from the comfort and safety of your own home/office. We hope you can advance your knowledge to gain a better understanding of motor vehicle safety skills and prevention through interactive sessions with leading experts.

 

The Injury Prevention world may seem small, but we want everyone to gain new insight and learn from our colleagues!

 

Looking to connect with colleagues? We have designated networking opportunities and social activities into our interactive conference platform. Make lasting connections like never before!

2020 Virtual Tribal Motor Vehicle Safety Summit

For more information contact:
Jerrod Moore
Tribal Injury Prevention Program Coordinator

jmoore@aaihb.org
(505) 764-0036

2020 Virtual Tribal Motor Vehicle Safety Summit


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COVID-19 Among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons — 23 States, January 31–July 3, 2020

TECs in the Media

CDC – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons appear to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; however, limited data are available to quantify the disparity in COVID-19 incidence, severity, and outcomes among AI/AN persons compared with those among other racial/ethnic groups.

Early Release
August 19, 2020

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