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Perspectives on American Indian Health

Roubideaux, Yvette, MD, MPH (2002) Perspectives on American Indian Health. American Journal of Public Health, 92 (9). pp. 1401-1403. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to experience significant disparities in health status compared with the US general population and now are facing the new challenges of rising rates of chronic diseases. The Indian health system continues to try to meet the federal trust responsibility to provide health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives despite significant shortfalls in funding, resources, and staff. New approaches to these Indian health challenges, including a greater focus on public health, community-based interventions, and tribal management of health programs, provide hope that the health of Indian communities will improve in the near future.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: American Indians, Alaska Natives, significant disparities, chronic diseases, health challenges, community-based interventions, tribal management of health programs
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2011
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2011 11:54
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/643

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