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American Indian Health

Innovations in Health Care, Promotion, and Policy

edited by Everett R. Rhoades, M.D.

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Disease processes among American Indians and Alaska Natives often have distinct manifestations that need to be considered by clinicians and health policy makers involved with these populations. Equally important, all aspects of Indian life—including health—are governed by the special relationship between Indian tribes and the U.S. federal government. For American Indian Health, Everett R. Rhoades has gathered a distinguished group of scholars and practitioners to present a comprehensive assessment of the health of American Indian peoples today and the delivery of health services to them.



The volume fills a previously vacant niche for scholars, students, policymakers, and clinicians with regard to the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. American Indian Health deserves a place on the shelf of anyone with a serious interest in this field, as it stands alone as a single-volume reference about health and health care of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

American Indian Health is a detailed, authoritative, and well-written volume that will be of great value to all those interested in American Indian/Native American health and public health in general.

Well written and authoritative, and, in many parts, energetic and spirited. It provides excellent insights into the political and administrative arena of Indian health, as well as a review of some of the most important disease entities. In addition, it does so from a native perspective, blending in and emphasizing the cultural aspects of illness with the medical perspectives of those illnesses.

This text is a good reference as well as a good introduction for the newcomer to Indian health.

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Everett R. Rhoades, M.D.

Everett R. Rhoades, M.D., is director of the Native American Prevention Research Center at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and an adjunct professor of medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. From 1982 to 1993 he served as assistant surgeon general, and he was the first American Indian director of the Indian Health Service.