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New Health Care Access Fact Sheets From The Urban Indian Health Institute

The Urban Indian Health Institute’s Demystifying Data Project announces the release of two new fact sheets describing the findings from the National Health Interview Survey (2006-2009).

The first report, “Healthcare Access and Utilization Among Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives,” examines access to and use of health care, including frequency of contact with a health professional and emergency room visits, having a usual place to go for care when sick, types of health care services utilized most often and barriers to care.  Access the Fact Sheet here (pdf file):

The second report, “Affordability of Health Care for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives,” examines cost as a primary barrier to health care access, including health insurance coverage and barriers to coverage and types of health care not received due to cost.  Access this Fact Sheet here (pdf file):


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