About: “NativeDATA is a free online resource that offers practical guidance for Tribes and Native-serving organizations. For this resource, Native-serving organizations includes Tribal and urban Indian organizations and Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs).
Tribal and urban Indian communities need correct health information (data), so that community leaders can:
- Watch disease trends
- Respond to health threats
- Create useful health policies…
Throughout, this resource offers practical guidance for obtaining and sharing health data in ways that honor Tribal sovereignty, data sovereignty, and public health authorityis the authority of a sovereign government to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens. As sovereign nations, Tribes have the power to define how they will use this authority to protect and promote the health of their communities. The federal government recognizes Tribes and Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) as public health authorities under federal law. More.
Inside you will find expert advice to help you:
- Decide if data sharing is the best choice
- Build strong partnerships
- Develop strong data agreements
- Exercise data sovereignty
- Know your rights…(More)”.