Civil rights panel holding briefings on Indian health
Thursday, October 16, 2003

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is holding briefings today and tomorrow on the state of Indian health care.

The commission is visiting the Gallup Indian Medical Center in Gallup today. A public briefing will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Family Center following the visit.

A full-day briefing will be held in Albuquerque tomorrow at the Doubletree Hotel. The commission will receive presentations on health disparities, causes of disparities and proposals to reduce disparities.

The commission in July released a report documenting unmet needs in Indian Country. The report said the federal government has failed to provide enough funds to the Indian Health Service (IHS).

Get the Story:
Civil Rights commission takes on Indian health care (The Gallup Independent 10/15)

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