Missing and Murdered Native Americans: A Public Health Framework for Action for the Administration for Children and Families and the Communities it Serves [open pdf - 4MB]
From the Document: "The ACF [Administration for Children and Families] Framework on MMNA [Missing and Murdered Native Americans] will guide the collaborative work of ACF program offices and Native American communities around policy, program, and supportive areas. This Framework will serve as a component of the HHS [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] effort to more fully address MMNA. Broadly defined, public health is what we do, as society, to support conditions for people to be healthy. The public health approach is used by diverse sectors to identify root causes of a problem and implement interventions that address those causes and associated risks. Collectively, this public health effort is part of a comprehensive national strategy to protect Native American women, men, children, and Elders from going missing or being further victimized by violence. The Framework uses a protective factors approach to support four pillars: (1) culture, language, traditional practices; (2) economic mobility; (3) prevention of the conditions that contribute to MMNA; and (4) the social determinants of health (i.e., economic stability, prevention of homelessness and unstable living arrangements, food security, early childhood education and family supports, and access to critical human services to reduce vulnerability and victimization). ACF program offices are committed to working together and to leveraging critical services and resources."
Administration for Children and Families: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/