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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Finding Strength in Small Numbers: Epidemiology in Urban Indian Communities

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, reviews strategies for working with small data sets to better understand the health of indigenous populations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify health issues and initiatives important to urban Indian communities.
  • Explore the impacts of racial misclassification on research, policy, and public health practice.
  • List strategies for data analysis and reporting to correct for racial misclassification.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; epidemiologists and public health researchers; health equity advocates


Adrian Dominguez, MS, Scientific Director, Urban Indian Health Institute

Discussion Questions

  1. How does your organization analyze and report racial groups and small numbers?
  2. How does racial misclassification affect our ability to successfully address health disparities?
  3. Why is it important to correct misclassification and expand on small number analysis skills?


Photograph of an AI/AN woman and young child.
Air Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Cultural Competency Skills