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PROGRAMS & SERVICES - HEALTHCARE ACCESS

Our Health


American Indians and Alaska Natives in Health Careers
(American Indian Science and Engineering Society)

American Indian Alaska Native Resources, Outreach, and Education
(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, DHHS)


Bringing Better Health Care to Native Communities (PDF, 271 KB)
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, DHHS)

Getting Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs: Information for American Indians and Alaska Natives (PDF, 141 KB)
(U.S. Social Security Administration)
Information to determine if you are eligible for the ″Extra Help″ from the Social Security.


Medicare & Medicaid Services for American Indian and Alaska Native, DHHS
(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, DHHS)

Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture - Native Americans
(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, DHHS)


Our Stories

Health and Wellness for Our Community
(Indian Health Board of Minneapolis)
History of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis.



Native Generations
(Urban Indian Health Institute)
Native Generations is a campaign addressing high rates of infant mortality among American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Native Generations campaign emphasizes connection to culturally-grounded healthcare and community services to promote healthy families and prevent infant deaths among American Indians and Alaska Natives.

For Researchers, Health Professionals, & Educators

Native Americans and Health Care Access
(National Library of Medicine)
Journal Citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

Broken Promises: Evaluating the Native American Health Care System (PDF, 1,701 KB)
(U.S. Commission on Civil Rights)
This report identifies health disparities, health status and outcomes of American Indians. This report also assesses whether the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are improving the delivery of health services and the overall health status of Native Americans.

A National Roundtable on the Indian Health System & Medicaid Reform (PDF, 1,707 KB)
(The Urban Institute)
Recommendations from the 2005 roundtable on the Indian Health System and Medicaid reform.

American Indian Alaska Native Resources, Outreach, and Education
(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, DHHS)
Resources about Medicaid, children's health insurance program (CHIRPA), and tribal health.

American Indians and Alaska Native: Health Coverage and Access to Care
(Kaiser Family Foundation)
A study of American Indians' and Alaska Natives' access to health care, conducted by researchers from the Urban Institue, University of Arizona and the Kaiser Family Foundation, identifies some of the health policy challenges this population faces.

Indian Country and Healthcare Reform (PDF, 256 KB)
(University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health)
Presents the mission, goal, foundation and current status of Indian Health Services.

A Review of the Quality of Health Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives
(The Commonwealth Fund)
The author documents health care disparities for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) and reports on progress made in the last five years to reduce or eliminate gaps in care.

Medicare & Medicaid Services for American Indian and Alaska Native, DHHS
(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, DHHS)
Overview of CMS services for American Indians.

The Medicine Dish
(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, DHHS)
These programs serve as a path to open communication, providing information and promoting discussion about Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) and other issues important to the health of American Indian and Alaska Native people.
(These videos require the use of the RealPlayer, which can be downloaded from RealPlayer's Web site at no charge.)

Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture - Native Americans
(Management Sciences for Health)
This section explores issues of concern to providers working with the diverse populations that embody the term American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN). It is designed to broaden provider understanding of culture and health within Native American populations.

Organizations and Programs


Center for Native American Telehealth and Tele-education
(University of Colorado School of Public Health)

Diabetes National Program
(Indian Health Service)

Indian Country and Health Care Reform (PDF, 255.74 KB)
(Indian Health Service, HHS)
This 2009 presentation presents the mission, goal, foundation and current status of Indian Health Services.




State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Public Health Gateway
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Provides access to CDC information including, policies, health agencies profiles, public health law, tribal support, statistics and surveillance data, and grant funding opportunities.

Health Information About Healthcare Access for Everyone

Insure Kids Now!
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

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