ERIC Number: EJ622027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Prevention of Unintentional Injury among American Indian and Alaska Native Children: A Subject Review (RE9908). Policy Statement.
Pediatrics, v104 n6 p1397-99 Dec 1999
American Indian and Alaska Native children have almost twice the injury mortality rate for all U. S. children. Recommendations to pediatricians working with Native patients cover communication strategies, collaboration with tribes and the Indian Health Service to develop community-based coalitions and culturally relevant accident prevention programs, respect for tribal sovereignty and community culture, and advocacy of relevant tribal legislation. (TD)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Advocacy, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Child Safety, Children, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Death, Health Education, Health Promotion, Injuries, Mortality Rate, Pediatrics, Public Health Legislation, Restraints (Vehicle Safety), Tribal Sovereignty
Full text at Web site: http://www.aap.org/policy/re9908.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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