Tribal Success Stories
Tribal Success Stories are practice briefs developed by tribes for tribes. In their own words, each success story describes the tribe’s journey towards achieving its goals, including its strategies, lessons learned and resources that supported their effort. Success stories serve as a resource for other tribes who might be on a similar journey. Tribal Public […]
A Commercial Tobacco Cessation Intervention in Tribal Communities
Guided by activities and reflections, More Than the 5A’s workbook is a practical guide for implementing an evidence-based commercial tobacco cessation intervention. This workbook is designed for staff delivery community-based programs in non-clinical settings. Program staff, community health nurses and representatives, among others, have a unique opportunity to help community members quit commercial tobacco because […]
SAVE THE DATE – NOV 18 (US) / NOV 19 (NZ), 2021
Join us for a conversation about the health and healing of our rivers. Rivers are living entities. They embody a life force, spiritual power and authority unto themselves. As Indigenous peoples, our relationship with rivers, springs, and oceans is ancestral. Our ancestors have left it in our hands to be protectors, caretakers, and stewards of […]
Aligning Systems for Health in Tribal Communities
(22 July 2021) Red Star and its partners from Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health based at the University of Washington, are honored to work with five tribal nations to increase capacity and to deepen their understanding of systems – people, processes, and context. The launch of our new study, Indigenous Health Systems: […]
Tribal Health Governance Transformation Resource
(Feb 2021) Red Star and its partners from Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health based at the University of Washington, are excited to share Tribal Health Governance Transformation: A Resource to Strengthen Sovereignty Through Public Health Authority. This practical guide was created to enhance tribal governance and public health law, build strategic partnerships, […]
Red Star leads exploration of pathways to build climate and ecosystem resilience.
(31 Jan 2021) 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 Services report, biodiversity is declining less rapidly in lands that are traditionally owned, managed, used or occupied by Indigenous people. Colonial […]
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.