Improving Health Care Access in Native American Communities: What Can Tribes Do?

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Arsenault, Jaime, Stephen Cornell, and Stephanie Carroll Rainie. 2008. Improving Health Care Access in Native American Communities: What Can Tribes Do? In A Report to the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Tucson: Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations located on Indian reservations and in Alaska Native communities have among the worst indices of good health and the poorest access to quality health care in the United States. Poor health has ripple effects within these communities, draining them of human and financial resources, complicating educational programs and economic development, and undermining the cross‐generational transfer of culture and kinship.

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