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UNM Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center

MSC 09 5100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 272-2311

Native American Health Information Services

Quality Health Information for Native Americans

The Native American Health Information Services Program connects the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) to Native Americans in New Mexico. The program offers resources to health care providers serving Native Americans and to community members of the 22 Native nations in New Mexico. The program will also address the health information needs of the Native American community at the University of New Mexico.

Native American Health Information Services are focused on health information delivery, health information training and collection development consultation.

Native Health Database

The Native Health Database contain citations and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Canadian First Nations. If available, a copy of the article will be sent to the requester free of charge.

Health Information Training

Classes are offered to assist in finding, evaluating and using relevant health information for:

  • Students
  • Health care providers
  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Community groups

Also available upon request:

  • Tours of HSLIC
  • Orientations to the use of materials
  • Article delivery
  • Onsite visits and training
  • Health information search assistance

Collection Development Consultation

Collection development consultation offers guidance in establishing health information collections for:

  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Health care facilities
  • Chapter houses

Native American Health Information Resources on the Internet

Links

American Indian Health -- An information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians
Association of American Indian Physicians
Indian Health Service -- The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
National Indian Health Board -- Advocating on Behalf of all Tribal Governments and American Indians/Alaska Natives in their efforts to provide quality health care.
Native Research Network -- A leadership community of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Canadian Aboriginal person promoting integrity and excellence in research.

Contact

Patricia Bradley, MLS
Native and Distance Services Librarian
505-272-0664
pbradley@salud.unm.edu