ERIC Number: ED108814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Indian Health Service and Indian Tribal Involvement in Health.
Press, Daniel S.; And Others
Addressing American Indians and the Indian Health Service (IHS), this report focuses on the process of Indian involvement and self-determination in health, emphasizing improvement of the effectiveness and responsiveness of Indian health services. Data derived from written documents, statistical figures, and personal interviews with over 200 people (tribal leaders, health board members, service unit directors, etc.) is presented via a 3 chapter focus. The 1st chapter details IHS structure and operational procedure (history, background, and goals; organizational structure and administration; relationship to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; decision-making authority; planning and priorities; budgeting; staffing; and training programs). The 2nd chapter deals with Indian involvement (evolution of policy; responsibility for Indian involvement in IHS; Indian health boards; contracting with tribes and health boards; community health representatives; tribal health departments; and cultural sensitivity in IHS). Specific IHS issues constitute the focus of the final chapter (level of Indian health; health benefit package; the outpatient clinic; alcoholism; contract care services; 3rd party resources; national health insurance; and health maintenance organizations). (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health , Education, and Welfare, Washington., DC. Office of the Secretary.
Authoring Institution: RJ Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.