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Indian Health Service not yet distributing funds equitably among tribes report to the Chairman, Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Indian Health Service -- Appropriations and expenditures.,
  • Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene.

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Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
ContributionsUnited States. Indian Health Service., United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 28 p. :
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17654870M

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IHS is now accepting Applicants for FY between March 5, and Area Office & Headquarters Login: Announcement: Tribal health care organizations may now apply for up to 20% of their construction contracts to equip their new facilities. receive care through the Indian Health Service (IHS) system without charge to the individual patient.5 Congress created the Indian Health Service in to provide direct patient care to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Underfunded from the start, IHS continues to provide limited direct care services to million AI/ Size: KB. The lack of funding provided from the Indian Health Service to urban Indian health clinics has necessitated that the urban Indian health clinics be open to all low-income residents of the area. This has created tensions for some Native American community members, who feel the clinic should be used solely for Native by: funding comparability among tribes. IHS distributed this fund to tribes using a needs-based ranking system that incorporated standards and criteria to estimate staffing and/or contract care dollars required to provide a range of health services. California Indians received about $ million (74 percent of the.

Although the public health community is generally aware that American Indians and Alaska Natives have a higher burden of illness, injury, and premature mortality than non-Hispanic Whites,1 the health care needs of this population are often excluded from policy discussions. This exclusion reflects, at least in part, an absence of data, a misperception that the Indian Health Service (IHS) is an Cited by:   The meeting was the third meeting between the tribe and the Indian Health Service. This past spring the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe learned that $ million was pulled from the budget of the CRHC and the funds were reallocated into a separate budget at the IHS Great Plains Area level. Indian health service not yet distributing funds equitably among tribes report to the Chairman, Committee on appropriations, United States Senate: Inter-American foundation alternative to traditional foreign assistance report to the President Inter-American foundation. The Portland Area Tribal leaders believe it is important that the Indian Health Service (IHS) recognize that Portland Area Tribes are among those who signed treaties or entered into Executive Orders with the government of the United States of America that establis hed the Federal responsibility to provide health care for Indian Size: KB.