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Healthcare Access

Our Health
Health information specific to American Indian and Alaska Native people

Bringing Better Health Care to Native Communities

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, DHHS

(PDF, 272 KB)

Find Health Care

Indian Health Service

Mapping tool that can be used to find an Indian Health Service, Tribal or Urban Indian Health Program facility.

Getting Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs: Information for American Indians and Alaska Natives

U.S. Social Security Administration

Information to determine if you are eligible for the "Extra Help" from the Social Security Administration.  (PDF, 317 KB)

Our Stories
American Indians and Alaska Native people share their personal health experiences

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, and Educators
Tools for American Indian and Alaska Native people health

A National Roundtable on the Indian Health System & Medicaid Reform

The Urban Institute

Recommendations from the 2005 roundtable on the Indian Health System and Medicaid reform.  (PDF, 1.7 MB)

A Review of the Quality of Health Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives

The Commonwealth Fund

American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) continue to suffer significant disparities in their health status, despite the efforts of the Indian health system to improve the quality of care in AIAN communities. This system is severely underfunded, resulting in concerns over the quality of health care delivered to this population. This paper is a review of the current status of the quality of health care for AIANs. 2004 report.

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 Institute, University of Arizona and the Kaiser Family Foundation, identifies some of the health policy challenges this population faces.

Broken Promises: Evaluating the Native American Health Care System

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.  (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Indian Country and Healthcare Reform

University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health

Presents the mission, goal, foundation and current status of Indian Health Services.  (PDF, 256 KB)

Native Americans and Health Care Access

National Library of Medicine

Journal Citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

Organizations and Programs
Organizations and programs supporting health in American Indian and Alaska Native communities

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

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. 

California Rural Indian Health Board

Center for Native American Telehealth and Tele-education

University of Colorado School of Public Health

Diabetes National Program

Indian Health Service

Indian Health Board of Minneapolis

National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH)

National Indian Health Board

State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Public Health Gateway

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Provides access to CDC information including policies, health agency profiles, public health law, tribal support, statistics and surveillance data, and grant funding opportunities.

General Health Information about Healthcare Access

Insure Kids Now!

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services