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American Indian Health Disparities: Where’s the Moral Outrage?

Moss , Margaret (2011) American Indian Health Disparities: Where’s the Moral Outrage? Indian Country: Today Media Network.com.

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Abstract

Where is the outcry, outrage and outpouring for various tribes: with the highest levels of diabetes in the world; where a baby boy born today has an average life expectancy in the 40s; where death rates are more than double than for U.S. all races rates to age 44; where there is unprecedented violence against women; and where TB is alive and well at 850% the rate for U.S. all races (according to IHS Trends in Indian Health 2003)? One does not need to leave U.S. borders to find nations living in poverty, fear, sickness and desperation. And yet, they…


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian Health Service (IHS), social determinants of health,
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
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    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2011 12:07
    Last Modified: 08 Nov 2011 12:08
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3473

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