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The IHS: A Blog Series, Part 3: Funding as a Barrier to Care

The IHS: A Blog Series, Part 3: Funding as a Barrier to Care

In the previous post of this series, we briefly described the IHS’s authority for healthcare delivery and gave an overview of its provision of healthcare to American Indian and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN). In this post, we explore how poor funding of the IHS has proved to be a barrier to care.

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The IHS: A Blog Series, Part 2: Scope of Practice

The IHS: A Blog Series, Part 2: Scope of Practice

In the previous post of this series, we briefly described the history of the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the legislative foundations of its authority. This post explores the IHS’s authority for healthcare delivery and is an overview of its provision of healthcare to American Indian and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN).

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The IHS: A Blog Series, Part 1: Historical Foundations

The IHS: A Blog Series, Part 1: Historical Foundations

If you are engaged in rural the provision of health, you have probably come across the Indian Health Service (IHS) and may be interested in learning about its history and its capacity to deliver healthcare to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) in America. This post is the first in a series that will explore this topic, starting off with its historical foundations.  

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Race-Based Medicine Can Blind Doctors from Social Injustice

Race-Based Medicine Can Blind Doctors from Social Injustice

Part of a series on the structural determinants of health disparities affecting the most underserved communities. Authored by Phuoc Le, MD and Sam Aptekar Fifteen years ago, as a medical student, I learned a terrifying lesson about blindly using race-based medicine. I...

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