Access publications and resources on tribal affairs developed by SAMHSA and its federal and non-profit partners.
Youth Suicide Prevention
Helping tribal communities reduce youth suicide is one of SAMHSA’s most important missions. The SAMHSA presentation, Promoting Suicide Prevention Efforts in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities: A Cross-Agency Approach – 2014 (PDF | 112 KB), provides information on the federal government’s suicide prevention efforts.
Tribal Affairs Fact Sheets
- Strategies Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities Webinar (PDF | 2.8 MB)
- Financial Management Requirements: A Webinar for Tribes and Tribal Organizations (PDF | 1.5 GB)
- SAMHSA OTAP Overview – 2017 (PDF | 162 KB)
- SAMHSA Grant Funding to Tribes – 2016 (PDF | 311 KB)
- SAMHSA Tribal Affairs Overview – 2017 (PDF | 266 KB)
- SAMHSA American Indian/Alaska Native Data – 2015 (PDF | 311 KB)
Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda
Tribal leaders have consistently called for coordination and collaboration among federal agencies whose efforts contribute to the health and well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native communities. In response, tribal leaders and various federal agencies developed a blueprint for enhanced coordination. The National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda is a national document that guides behavioral health policy and programs for Native Americans. It includes an overarching, inclusive scope of the behavioral health challenges that native communities face; key national behavioral health priorities; and proposals for leveraging existing investments that stakeholders are urged to consider.
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Among Native Americans: What You Need to Know – 2007
- HIV/Hepatitis C in Native American Populations – 2015
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: American Indian/Alaska Native Teen Suicide Prevention – 2006
- Prevention & Recovery Newsletter
- Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities – 2014
- To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults – 2010
Evidence-based and Best Practices
- The National Indian Child Welfare Association promotes culturally appropriate practices for addressing the well-being of American Indian children and families.
- SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices includes mental health and substance abuse interventions related to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
- American Indian and Alaska Native Populations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The Department of Justice’s Tribal Drug Courts, Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program, and Tribal Youth Program
- Native American Health at MedlinePlus
- President Obama and the Native American Community at WhiteHouse.gov
- Substance Abuse Disorder Signs and Symptoms at helpguide.org
- The 2014 Native Youth Report at WhiteHouse.gov
- The White House Tribal Nations Conference fact sheet at WhiteHouse.gov
- Tribal information at USA.gov
Department of Health and Human Services
- Administration for Children and Families
- Administration for Community Living
- Administration for Native Americans
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Health Resources Services Administration
- Indian Health Service
- National Institutes of Health
- Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, Tribal Affairs