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“COVID has exposed the result of decades of underfunding and inaction,” says Dr. Mary Owen of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health.
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Dozens of patients have died needlessly due to errors made in Indian Health Service hospitals in South Dakota alone.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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Imagine living in communities that defy social definition. This is Indian country, where our identification is usually stereotyped as sports mascots, grandparents raise their grandchildren and the annual household income isn't even in the same neighborhood as the national average.  ...

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Dr. Terry Raymer works witht the Alaska Native Medical Center. Previously, he was a family practitioner and medical advisor at United Indian Health Services in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. He served as project director for the Diabetes Prevention Demonstration Project and medical advisor for community health and wellness at United Indian Health Services. He has served as an adviser to Indian Health Services in California on diabetes since 1998.

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