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Methamphetamine Abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations

Details

September 20, 2007 (All day) to September 21, 2007 (All day)
Washington, DC, Embassy Suites Chevy Chase
Agenda (PDF, 102KB)
Participants List (PDF, 33KB)

Summary

The primary goals of this meeting were to:

  • Review existing research and current knowledge of methamphetamine abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations
  • Assess what data are currently available to characterize this problem
  • Determine what data collection plans are under way
  • Identify existing infrastructures that might be tapped to collect data on this issue
  • Identify gaps in the knowledge and begin to plan a research agenda

Questions that were addressed include:

  • To the extent that data are available, what is the scope of the problem?
  • What are gap areas, including data from diverse age groups, gender groups, regionally distinct groups, and child-bearing women?
  • How can we better assess regional and tribal variation in use?
  • What infrastructures exist that might be resources for data collection?
  • How should research proceed?
  • How can data be collected to ensure a link to services for prevention and treatment?

Additional Information

Health Disparities Section

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