Native children at higher risk of fatal accidents
American Indian and Alaska Native children are more than two times as likely to die from injuries than white children, according to a study in the April edition of Pediatrics.

Based on national statistics from 1981 to 2003, the rate of fatal accidents among children has fallen. But in 2003, the rate among American Indian and Alaska Native children was 37.2 per 100,000, the highest of any racial or ethnic group.

In particular, American Indian and Alaska Native children were more likely to die from motor vehicle injuries than any other group.

Get the Story:
Young Black, Native-American Children at Higher Risk of Fatal Accidents (The Washington Post 4/2)
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Get the Study:
Abstract | Full Text

House Bill:
Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 (H.R.1328)

Relevant Documents:
Letter to President Bush | Letter to Alberto Gonzales | DOJ White Paper

Relevant Links:
Indian Health Service - http://www.ihs.gov
National Indian Health Board - http://www.nihb.org

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