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African-American Health (MedlinePlus)

The African-American Health page at MedlinePlus provides helpful information leading causes of death for African-Americans: heart disease, cancer, accidents and stroke (per CDC, NCHS 2017), and other health concerns such as diabetes, immunization (e.g. flu shot), infant mortality, glaucoma, mental health. Extensive set of links

Asian-American Health (MedlinePlus)

Helpful health information for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from MedlinePlus. Top 3 causes of death (2017): Cancer, Heart Disease, and Stroke

Asian-American Health Statistics (CDC)

Health statistics for Asian or Pacific Islander Population from the CDC. Tables from Health United States provide breakouts by ethnicity in most cases. Most data from 2016 or 2017. Leading causes of death are Cancer, Heart disease and Stroke.

EthnoMed – Culture-Specific Practices in Health Care contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of refugees and recent immigrants to the US. Site has cultural profiles for Bhutanese, Cambodian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Hispanic, Hmong, Iraqi, Karen, Somali, Vietnamese and other groups. Addresses health practices during Ramadan. Created by Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington

Hispanic-American Health (MedlinePlus)

Hispanic-American Health page at MedlinePlus provides helpful information for Americans of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, South or Central American origin. Top 3 causes of death (2017) for Hispanics/Latinos are Cancer, Heart Disease and Accidents

Native American Health (MedlinePlus)

The Native American Health site from MedlinePlus provides helpful resources for American Indian and Alaska Natives. Over 500 federally recognized tribes. In aggregate, top 3 causes of death (2017): heart disease, cancer and accidents (unintentional injuries). Links to find an Indian Health Service facility

Resources on Native American Health and special topics

Resources on Native American Health can be found under the American Indian Health Information topic at this website. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides the resource lists and links for its in person and online webinar classes. Examples include Astronaut Health, From the Mountains to the Sea Rural Issues, and many resources for librarians. Short descriptions provided on the list. Apply the “Consumer Health” filter to bring up a shorter list.

Rural Health Concerns (MedlinePlus)

Ad-free website on Rural Health Concerns, from MedlinePlus. Includes topics such as agriculture health and safety, critical access hospitals, oral health (dentists), EMS ambulance, and many resources from the Rural Health Information Hub

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