There is a general misconception that Native Americans receive free health care. This talk will dispel that notion and give a short history and current status of the Indian Health Care system. I will discuss the results of chronic underfunding of the Indian Health Service with a focus on the state and national impacts of COVID 19 on Native American populations.
- Understand the Trust Doctrine and United States government obligation to provide health care to Native Americans
- Understand the history and structure of the Indian Health Service
- Recognize the long-term effects of chronic underfunding on the Indian Health Service
- Recognize the impact of COVID 19 on Native American populations nationally and locally
This is an event of the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA) hosted by the Center for Bioethics and created in partnership by the following University of Minnesota units: the Medical School, the School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the Program in Health Disparities Research.