November is Native American Heritage Month (NAHM). NAHM is a national celebration of the rich heritage, cultures, traditions and contributions of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities in the U.S., and a time to raise awareness about AI/AN health gaps and disparities by providing a platform to discuss the challenges and opportunities in helping to end health disparities.
This year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will focus its efforts on building awareness about health and health disparities in the AI/AN community.
Population of focus: American Indian and Alaska Native / indigenous people
Links to resource:
- Visit the OMH webpage on the NAHM observance for downloadable materials, events, and health resources.
- View the OMH profile of the AI/AN community
- Visit related NNEDshare posts from this year:
- Honoring Health – Suicide Prevention Resources for Native Populations
- Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities
- RISING SUN: Measuring Effectiveness of Suicide Prevention Rural & Tribal Communities
- Supporting Health Equity for LGTBQ and Two Spirit People
- Juvenile Justice Diversion for American Indian Youth
- NNED Virtual Roundtable: The Impact of Opioid Addiction in Diverse Communities
- Gathering of Native Americans Builds Resiliency Among Native Youth
- Resources for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2018 (March 20)
- Yup’ik Communities Turn to Indigenous Knowledge to Prevent Risk for Youth Suicide and Alcohol Abuse
- American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Card