Native American health

Oregon’s Indian Tribes Experiment with New Mid-Level Dental Providers

Dental health aide therapists are trained to cover 50 procedures that a full dentist can do, helping poorly served native communities increase access. But the dental system in general is plagued by an approach that triages the symptoms of disease rather than preventing and eradicating tooth infections.

Oregon’s Indian tribes are testing a new mid-level dental provider -- a dental health aide therapist -- to close gaps to access that have long plagued the native community.

New Health Curriculum Seeks to Educate Native Americans about Sexual Violence

The Lund Report
The program focuses on shifting cultural norms away from accepting sexual assault as the norm

July 5, 2012 -- According to Department of Justice statistics, 86 percent of sexual assaults reported by Native American or Alaska Native women are perpetrated by non-Native men. That statistic contrasts sharply with reports of sexual assault by American women of other races, who usually are attacked by a man of their same race.

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