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Alaska tribes combine resources to provide health services

Tribes in Alaska are working together to provide health care for people in remote and occasionally unreachable areas of the state.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation represents 58 tribes. The tribes pooled their self-determination funds in order to finance a hospital, regional clinics and other programs that serve 28,000 people in a region the size of Oregon.

YKHC negotiates self-determination contracts with the Indian Health Service on behalf of the tribes.

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Health Care Is Spread Thin on Alaskan Frontier (The New York Times 5/29)

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