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    1. Patricia Bradley, MLS, Native Services Librarian Native American Health Information Services

    2. Indigenous people of North America Sovereign nations recognized by the USA 556 + “federally-recognized tribes” Some state-recognized tribes Each with its own language, culture and history of involvement/conflict with the US of A and each of which was promised in exchange for lands ceded to the US of A—health care and education. Indigenous people of North America Sovereign nations recognized by the USA 556 + “federally-recognized tribes” Some state-recognized tribes Each with its own language, culture and history of involvement/conflict with the US of A and each of which was promised in exchange for lands ceded to the US of A—health care and education.

    3. New Mexico’s Need for Native American Health Information Services Home to the 19 Pueblos, the Jicarilla Apache, the Mescalero Apache and the eastern portion of the Navajo Nation Fourth largest American Indian population in the US (190,000) The largest percentage (10.3%) of population in the lower 48 states Only Alaska has a higher percentage of native people per its population—15% of their population is Native Arizona is also home to 22 NA communities The tribes in New Mexico are culturally unique and sovereign governmentsOnly Alaska has a higher percentage of native people per its population—15% of their population is Native Arizona is also home to 22 NA communities The tribes in New Mexico are culturally unique and sovereign governments

    4. HSLIC’s Unique Position Only academic health sciences library The NN/LM Resource library 25 years of outreach services Integrated library and IT services Development of Native Health Databases in 1994 Native Services Librarian History of partnership development

    5. Cornerstones The Native Health Research Database and Native Health History Database http://hsc.unm.edu/library/nhd The Tribal Connections Four Corners Go Local on MedlinePlus http://www.4cornersgolocal.com The Native Health Research Database and Native Health History Database provide information for the benefit, use and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in American Indian, Alaska Native and Canadian First Nations health-related issues, programs and initiatives. http://hsc.unm.edu/library/nhd The Tribal Connections Four Corners Go Local on MedlinePlus provides Native Americans living in the Four Corners with an active online directory of health services. It was launched in October 2005. http://www.4cornersgolocal.com The Native Health Research Database and Native Health History Database provide information for the benefit, use and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in American Indian, Alaska Native and Canadian First Nations health-related issues, programs and initiatives. http://hsc.unm.edu/library/nhd The Tribal Connections Four Corners Go Local on MedlinePlus provides Native Americans living in the Four Corners with an active online directory of health services. It was launched in October 2005. http://www.4cornersgolocal.com

    6. Strategic Plan Goal To consolidate and expand Native American Health Information Services by creating a strong integrated effective program which will contribute to the reduction of health disparities in the Native populations of New Mexico. For the Native American Health Information Services programFor the Native American Health Information Services program

    7. Accomplishments Identified Native American Health Information Services as a major strategic goal Created a four year plan Identified current services, resources, partnerships and funding. Designed a brochure and web site Completed a logic model for evaluation Planning committee began its work in the summer of 2005Planning committee began its work in the summer of 2005

    8. First Year’s Activities Audience is the Native American faculty, staff and students at the University of New Mexico. Training in finding, evaluating and using health information Promote services Health Sciences Center UNM main campusHealth Sciences Center UNM main campus

    9. Future Years Other audiences—health care providers, schools, tribal/community libraries, tribal college and university libraries, councils and Chapter Houses in New Mexico have been selected for services in subsequent years. Onsite (community) visits, consultations and training will take place.

    10. Partnerships and Collaborations Center for Native American Health, Health Sciences Center, University of New Mexico Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board Southern Colorado/New Mexico Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) Tribal Connections Four Corners AAIHB is a nonprofit organization, 100 percent Indian-owned and operated, serving tribal communities in New Mexico and southern Colorado.We provide specialized health services including clinical Audiology and HIV/AIDS prevention education, as well as advocacy, training, and technical assistance. Some of our innovative capacity building programs are in the areas of tobacco awareness and breast and cervical cancer. Mission StatementThe Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. advocates on behalf of American Indians through the delivery of quality health care services, which honor spiritual and cultural values. AAIHB is a nonprofit organization, 100 percent Indian-owned and operated, serving tribal communities in New Mexico and southern Colorado.We provide specialized health services including clinical Audiology and HIV/AIDS prevention education, as well as advocacy, training, and technical assistance. Some of our innovative capacity building programs are in the areas of tobacco awareness and breast and cervical cancer. Mission StatementThe Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. advocates on behalf of American Indians through the delivery of quality health care services, which honor spiritual and cultural values. 

    11. Native American Health Information Services Planning Group UNM HSLIC Patricia Bradley, Native Services Librarian Janis Teal, Deputy Director Erinn Aspinall, Distance Services Librarian Lisa Romero, Library Information Specialist Outreach librarianOutreach librarian

    12. Summary Choose a need that can be met by your organization. Start small and build. Be willing to shift resources to fund critical positions. Develop partnerships with organizations that have similar missions. Take advantage of this conference and learn from others’ success.

    13. Welcome to New Mexico!Welcome to New Mexico!