The sovereign status of tribes exempts American Indian lands from local and state governmental regulations and laws. Although reservations are situated within state borders, as independent nations they are often excluded from the advantages of interjurisdictional coordination and collaboration that exist among local and state public health agencies. Infectious diseases, which are a major cause of morbidity, mortality and disability, affect American Indian populations disproportionately.
This document focuses on the importance of policies that include tribes in a comprehensive multijurisdictional public health system that can address infectious disease outbreaks.
- 1. Developing Policies to Address Oral Health Issues in California Schools
- 2. Developing a Community Scorecard to Chronicle Public Health Disparities in South Los Angeles
- 3. Developing a Model Program for Integrating Tribal Public Health into the Multijursidictional Public Health System for Infectious Diseases
- 4. Integrating Health Impact Assessments into the Federal Environmental Impact Process with a Focus on Alaska Native Communities
- 5. Voices for Change: A Social Action Campaign to Restore the Health and Safety of Residents of the Westside of San Bernardino County, California
- 6. Threats of Litigation Against Proposed Public Health Laws
- 7. Using Health Impact Assessment
- 8. Identifying Effective Catalysts for Action Toward Community Health Improvement in Underserved Communities in Wisconsin
- 9. Developing a Health Equity Toolbox for Health Practitioners to Advance Public Health Advocacy to Eliminate Health Disparities
- 10. Meta-Analysis of the Literature on the Effect of Alcohol Taxes/Prices on Drinking, Morbidity and Mortality
- 11. Using Biomonitoring and Air Monitoring in a Study at Tulare County to Implement a New California Public Health Law on Exposure to Environmental Toxicants
- 12. Advancing Health Equity by Institutionalizing the Role of Local Health Departments in Decisions Affecting the Built Environment
- 13. Expanding the Ability of Practitioners and Scholars to Assess Law as a Tool to Improve Public Health
- 14. Stronger Partnerships for Safer Food
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