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DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation
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DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation (July 24, 2017)
The Army Reserve Medical Command’s 7239th Medical Support Unit partnered with the Indian Health Service to provide services to the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.

Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist
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Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes make history with dental therapist (July 19, 2017)
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians are the first Indian nation in Oregon to hire a dental therapist.

Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state
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Mark Trahant: A victory on Indian health from Washington state (February 23, 2017)
Look for more action and more Indian health success stories coming from state capitals.

Indian Health Service takes steps to expand community health aide program
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Indian Health Service takes steps to expand community health aide program (January 9, 2017)
The IHS is forming a national workgroup after hearing positive feedback from tribes in the Lower 48.

Clara Caufield: An appreciation for a modern-day 'Teeth Woman'
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Clara Caufield: An appreciation for a modern-day 'Teeth Woman' (August 30, 2016)
Some advice to my fellow tribal members: far too many of us suffer from dental problems which mar our otherwise happy and beautiful smiles.

Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health system
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Mark Trahant: Success stories in Indian Country's health system (July 5, 2016)
Doing more with less is part of the operating framework at tribal health facilities, nonprofits that operate health clinics for a Native community, and, even for the Indian Health Service.

Indian Health Service asks tribes about community health aides
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Indian Health Service asks tribes about community health aides (June 1, 2016)
A program that has proven successful in Alaska is poised to become a nationwide model.

Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country
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Dental group appears to relent on therapists in Indian Country (May 24, 2016)
The American Dental Association won't fight a new dental health aide therapist program started by the Swinomish Tribe of Washington.

Laurie Monnes Anderson: Oregon tribes take lead on dental care
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Laurie Monnes Anderson: Oregon tribes take lead on dental care (April 19, 2016)
American Indians face alarming oral health disparities, with rates of decay in children triple that of any population in the United States.

Indian Country battles dental industry over dental health aides
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Indian Country battles dental industry over dental health aides (February 16, 2016)
Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are leading the way for dental health aide therapists after a successful effort in Alaska.

Swinomish Tribe hires first dental aide therapist in Washington
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Swinomish Tribe hires first dental aide therapist in Washington (January 4, 2016)
Chairman Brian Cladoosby said the tribe was taking action in order to improve oral health care among Native Americans.

Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs
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Mark Trahant: Sovereignty in action with dental health programs (July 8, 2015)
Current law might prevent the Indian Health Service from investing in better oral health care delivery; but it does not say anything about a tribal health program.

Native Youth: Bring dental therapy providers to Indian Country
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Native Youth: Bring dental therapy providers to Indian Country (March 26, 2015)
Leaders of sovereign Indian nations are the authority to decide whether they use dental therapy to help improve the quality of health care for us.

Michael Bird: Dental care comes up short for New Mexico tribes
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Michael Bird: Dental care comes up short for New Mexico tribes (March 9, 2015)
In one New Mexico pueblo, 70 percent of adults suffer from untreated dental decay, and 58 percent of the children live with untreated dental decay.

Mobile dental clinic takes service to Navajo Nation communities
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Mobile dental clinic takes service to Navajo Nation communities (February 25, 2015)
Almost 70 percent of Navajo children have untreated tooth decay, according to a 2014 study.

Study finds high rate of dental problems among Navajo children
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Study finds high rate of dental problems among Navajo children (July 9, 2014)
The rate of untreated tooth decay among Navajo children is far higher than the national average.

NNHA: Dental care arrives too late for many in Indian Country
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NNHA: Dental care arrives too late for many in Indian Country (June 27, 2014)
The Native Health News Alliance reports on efforts to improve dental care in Indian Country.

Mark Trahant: Improving oral health through tribal sovereignty
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Mark Trahant: Improving oral health through tribal sovereignty (March 11, 2014)
The challenge in health care can be boiled down to two ideas: Improve the quality and cut the costs.

Cherokee Nation celebrates opening of another dental clinic
Health
Cherokee Nation celebrates opening of another dental clinic (May 9, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is making it easier for members to obtain dental services. The tribe opened a new dental clinic at the AMO Health Center in Salina. Previously,...

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