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Brief on American Indians and Alaska Natives and Health Coverage

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a brief that examines the health coverage, access to care and health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives across the country.  Although the U.S. government has an established responsibility through tribal agreements to provide health care services to members of federally recognized Indian tribes, many American Indians and Alaska Natives lack access to health care. 

The brief gives an overview of the some of the demographic factors that influence the health and insurance coverage of American Indians and Alaska Natives.  It examines the relatively high rates of chronic conditions experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives compared to other racial and ethnic groups.

To download the brief click here.

Link to resource: http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/7977.cfm
Organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
Date: 2009

Category:Sector -> Health
Category:Topic Area -> Disparities and equity
Category:Population -> American Indian or Alaska Native
Category:Intervention -> Research
Category:Type of Resource -> Issue brief

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