U.S. Bill Would Establish Survey To Collect Health Data From Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders

May 28, 2009

Madeleine Bordallo, the U.S. delegate from Guam, has introduced legislation that would fund a survey to collect health data from Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, the Pacific Daily News reports. The legislation would amend the Public Health Service Act to fund the survey through HHS.

Bordallo said, “Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities are eager to move forward with their efforts to improve public health. This scientific survey would establish baseline health information to inform health policy and interventions so that individual and community health can be properly tracked and evaluated.”
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U.S. Bill Would Establish Survey To Collect Health Data From Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders

May 28, 2009

Madeleine Bordallo, the U.S. delegate from Guam, has introduced legislation that would fund a survey to collect health data from Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, the Pacific Daily News reports. The legislation would amend the Public Health Service Act to fund the survey through HHS.

Bordallo said, “Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities are eager to move forward with their efforts to improve public health. This scientific survey would establish baseline health information to inform health policy and interventions so that individual and community health can be properly tracked and evaluated.”
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Alaska Tribal Health Consortium Uses Innovative Technology To Analyze Native Health Issues Across The State

January 17, 2009

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will publish a study in January 2009 which utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze incidents of disease and injury across Alaska tribal health regions.

GIS technology allows the Consortium to analyze leading causes of death such as cancer, heart disease and injury in more complex and sophisticated ways. A comparative analysis of health disparities can be conducted, as well as identifying clusters of disease. GIS also provides a mechanism for visually displaying these statistics, which helps communicate the results to the public at large.
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Alaska Tribal Health Consortium Uses Innovative Technology To Analyze Native Health Issues Across The State

January 2, 2009

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will publish a study in January 2009 which utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze incidents of disease and injury across Alaska tribal health regions.

GIS technology allows the Consortium to analyze leading causes of death such as cancer, heart disease and injury in more complex and sophisticated ways. A comparative analysis of health disparities can be conducted, as well as identifying clusters of disease. GIS also provides a mechanism for visually displaying these statistics, which helps communicate the results to the public at large.
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