Groom, A., Cheyenne, J., LaRoque, M., et al. (2011). Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Vulnerable Populations in Tribal Communities. American Journal of Public Health. 99:S2.
The authors highlight “trends of influenza in Indian Country,” and list potential issues that may increase some members of this population’s vulnerability, such as chronic disease and challenges associated with elderly community members. The authors share information on pandemic influenza preparedness resources available to tribal leaders and their partners in state and local health departments, academia, community-based organizations, and the private sector.