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Access to care: Patients tired of waiting in your clinic?

Accuracy of using R.P.M.S. data for measuring Pap smear screening rates

  • Acrobat Reader download of an I.H.S. Primary Provider issue (large download: 1311K) from I.H.S. Web site; see page 88

Alcohol: Helping patients with alcohol problems, including during pregnancy

American Indian Health: National Library of Medicine


Breast Cancer: What does the CDC breast and cervical cancer screening program have to offer?

Breast Cancer: encourage disadvantaged women to have mammograms

Breastfeeding and Pregnancy: Medications

  • Free website for medications and breastfeeding that is useful and credible

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'Centering' or group prenatal visits

Chapter 13, Maternal Child Health IHS Manual Part 3

Clinical Basics - UpToDate Sites

Gynecology UpToDate (TM) Table of Contents  

Obstetrics UpToDate (TM) Table of Contents    

Women's Health UpToDate (TM) Table of Contents

Clinical Guidelines: National Council of Chief Clinical Consultants

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E.A.P. - What is the Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P.)?

  • E.A.P. provides professional counseling services for HHS employees

Evidence Based Medicine

Learn to teach in an Evidence based manner

Evidence Based Practice, Maternal Child Health I.H.S, web page


Focus on Women 1997, Indian Health (PDF)

Focus on Women 1998-1999, Indian Health (PDF)


Grants and Funding Opportunities

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, A.H.R.Q.

C.D.C Grants and Cooperative Agreements page

Funding opportunities from multiple sources updated by C.D.C./A.T.S.D.R.

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Health Canada

Health departments take action: racial and ethnic disparities in health

Health Trends

Bronchiolitis-Associated Outpatient Visits and Hospitalizations AI/AN Children, 1990.2000

Cancer Mortality Among American Indians and Alaska Natives 1994.1998

Diabetes Prevalence Among American Indians and Alaska Natives 1994.2002

Female deaths increase

  • American Indian females, age-adjusted death rates increased by 4.5% according to the C.D.C. Downloadable Acrobat Reader (.PDF) file [note: large file - 2.2 MB]

Health Disparities Experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives

Indian Health Focus: Women

  • American Indian and Alaska Native women and their health. Large download: Acrobat Reader (.PDF) - 1.28 MB

Major Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) During 1997-1999 and Major CVD Hospital Discharge Rates in 1997 Among Women with Diabetes

  • United States Findings indicate that the age-adjusted prevalence of major CVD for women - this C.D.C. report is available on-line

Pregnancy-Related Mortality Surveillance

Vaccination Coverage Levels Among Alaska Native Children Aged 19--35 Months, 2000.2001

Healthy People 2010: Related MCH Objectives

  • Thorough list of objectives from multiple sources

The History of MCH in the U.S.

  • A HRSA website dedicated to the history of Maternal Child Health in the United States

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IHS Clinical Information

IHS Clinical Support Center

IHS Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention

Internatal Care: Dr. Milton Kotelchuck (PPT 2MB)

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National Center for Health Statistics: Infant mortality database with state data by race, etc . . .

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC
Birth injury, suffocation, homicide, MVA, falls, drowning: type in your specific variables

Native American Pap Initiative: 'See and Treat' Program

Native Health Databases, University of New Mexico

Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network


Perinatal Study at Keams 1979, Charles North M.D.

  • Interesting information for historical comparison (PowerPoint Presentation in 5 parts)
Part 1 - 3MB Part 2 - 3MB
Part 3 - 3MB Part 4 - 3MB
Part 5 - 2MB    

IHS Photo Gallery: 1000's of photos available

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Safety: What is the evidence for the effectiveness of safety improving practices?

Section of Epidemiology, State of Alaska

Special Care Clinic – Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PPT 200k)

Need some statistics on Women's Health in Indian Country?


Violence Against Native Women


Women's Health Data Book from Kaiser

Women's Health USA 2003, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

  • Population characteristics, health status, and health services utilization

Women's Reproductive Health

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