This project asked, "What actions can Native nations and organizations take outside the conventional healthcare system to improve the health and wellness of Native communities?" Three lines of inquiry emerged:
DATA SOVEREIGNTY AND DATA GOVERNANCE
Data availability and data quality issues limit research on the social determinants of health for Native nations.
TRIBAL HEALTH POLICY OPPORTUNITIES
Tribal public health systems offer unique opportunities to protect, promote, and sustain community health.
RECLAIMING INDIGENOUS HEALTH
Key shortcomings in the social determinants of health framework necessitate a focus on Indigenous health that asks, "what constitutes a healthy community or society?"
Rainie, Stephanie Carroll. 2015. "Beyond Health Care: Community, Government, and Culture in the Health and Wellness of Native Nations. Project summary." Tucson, AZ: Native Nations Institute, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. University of Arizona.