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African-American Health (MedlinePlus)

Helpful information leading causes of death for African-Americans: heart disease, cancer, stroke and accidents (per CDC, NCHS 2016), 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 information for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Top 3 causes of death (2016): 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)

Helpful information for Americans of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, South or Central American origin. Top 3 causes of death (2016) for Hispanics/Latinos: Cancer, Heart Disease and Accidents

Native American Health (MedlinePlus)

Helpful resources for American Indian and Alaska Natives. Over 500 federally recognized tribes. In aggregate, top 3 causes of death (2015): heart disease, cancer and accidents (unintentional injuries). Links to find an Indian Health Service facility

Resources on Native American Health and special topics

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, American Indian Health Information and many resources for librarians. Short descriptions provided on the list

Rural Health Concerns (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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