Tribal communities are entitled to federally funded healthcare under treaties signed with the U.S. government. And yet, Native Americans often struggle to access quality healthcare, creating health disparities that take a tremendous toll on their lives . In this episode, research scientist Dr. Emily Haozous explains what those health disparities have looked like over the past few decades, where they stand now, and what needs to be done to better meet the health needs of tribal communities.
For more of Emily Haozous’s work:
Read her SSN brief on this topic: Challenges on the Horizon for Native American Sovereignty and Healthcare
Learn about some of her past research on the health needs of the Native population in Santa Fe, in The Santa Fe Reporter.