First Indigenous Public Health Institute
Red Star created the first public health institute in the United States to focus solely on Indigenous health and wellness. We had a vision to create greater connectivity across the national tribal health system, which includes the many tribes, communities and organizations dedicated to the health and wellness of American Indian and Alaska Native people. […]
Global Indigenous Environmentalism
Indigenous communities are among those most adversely affected by climate change, despite contributing very little to its causes. According to a recent United Nations, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Servicesreport, biodiversity is declining less rapidly in lands that are traditionally owned, managed, used or occupied by Indigenous people. Colonial mindsets continue to be centered on […]
Becoming Butterfly through Performance Management
Becoming Butterfly is a framework that draws from an Indigenous model of healing, and proposes a community-centered, public health approach to transform Indigenous health systems using an adapted performance management model to improve health.
Tribal Public Health Institute Feasibility Findings
Findings discussed in this report affirm the feasibility and desirability of a TPHI to serve as a partner in addressing the health needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The report describes a strong Tribal outreach and engagement approach through the project.
A Case for Tribal Public Health Institutes
Tribal Nations are challenged with protecting its citizens from the preventable causes of death, injury, illness and disability. Public health threats, such as chronic disease, infectious disease outbreaks, and natural disasters, have reinforced the need for a strong public health infrastructure. This practice brief describes how public health has evolved to include more collaborative and […]
Pacific Island Guide to Public Health Performance and Accreditation
This resource was designed in collaboration with U.S. Pacific Island territories and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Based on the principles of traditional Polynesian canoeing practices, this resource provides guidance on building teams, engaging community, and using the accreditation standards and measures as a navigational tool to improve performance.
Tribal Guidebook and Roadmap to Accreditation
Presented based on the concepts and principles of planting the three sisters – corn, beans, and squash – this resource provides a comprehensive approach for tribal health departments preparing for public health accreditation from start to finish.
Tribal Strategic Planning Guide
This capacity-building resource is for tribal department interested in conducting a strategic planning process, especially those interested in public health accreditation.
Tribal Guide to Self Assessment for Accreditation
An organizational self-assessment against the accreditation standards and measures is an effective way for tribes to evaluate their performance and readiness for accreditation. Engaging key stakeholders in the self-assessment process is essential to understanding how the system partners work together to provide important services. This resource guides tribes through the self-assessment process to determine their […]
Grant awarded to Align Systems in Tribal Communities
Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health based at the University of Washington and Red Star International, Inc. were awarded a $420,000 grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in collaboration with Georgia Health Policy Center’s Aligning Systems for Health initiative.