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US: Learn from the Tribes to Reform the Indian Health Service (Opinion)
Indian Country Today – August 11, 2017
The Indian Health Service (IHS) has long been a source of frustration and anger for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Chronically under-funded, short-staffed and sometimes badly-staffed, it has often felt more like a broken promise than a source of quality, culturally appropriate care. I am not AI/AN but I did spend more than seven years in the Obama Administration working on IHS issues and heard time after time from tribal leaders about the difficulties their people faced with IHS.