ERIC Number: ED160291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Progress Report--The Implementation of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act P.L. 94-437.
Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Indian Health Service.
The Indian Health Care Improvement Act authorizes 612 positions and $208,797,000 for fiscal year 1978. Title I augments the inadequate number of health professionals serving Indians, and with such aid as grants and scholarships removes barriers to health professionals' entry into the Indian Health Service (IHS) and private practice for Indians. Title II authorizes resources, funds, and positions to reduce known unmet needs for health services in such program areas as patient care, field health, and alcoholism. Title III funds are used to construct health care facilities and provide safe water and sanitary waste disposal facilities for homes and communities. Title IV provides for use of Medicare and Medicaid entitlements in IHS facilities. Title V encourages establishment of programs to make health services more accessible to urban Indians. Title VI is to study the feasibility of an American Indian School of Medicine, and Title VII covers a miscellany of items, including preparation of the annual report and publication of final rules and regulations. This progress report for fiscal year 1978 breaks down each of the title areas into a description of the title purpose, its major activities in 1978, and tentative plans for 1979. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Indian Health Service.