Plagues, Politics, and Policy

Plagues, Politics, and Policy : A Chronicle of the Indian Health Service, 1955-2008

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Plagues, Politics, and Policy is an overview of the major health challenges confronting American Indians and Alaska Natives over the past fifty years and is a case study of the federal government's attempt to provide medical services to a categorical group of people in the United States. While it is not a detailed Analysis of what socialized healthcare should or should not look like, it does examine the major social and political issues affecting the delivery of health services to American Indians and Alaska more

Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739146033
  • 9780739146033

About David H. DeJong

David H. Dejong holds a PhD from the University of Arizona, has worked in Indian country for 18 years and is author of 'If You Knew the Conditions':A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, more

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Dr. DeJong in an eminent authority on the history of the Indian Health Service (IHS). Plagues, Politics, and Policy is the gold standard for the chronological history of IHS, from the Transfer Act to the Obama Administration. It is a must read for those interested in how the Federal Government has treated Native Americans in their health care. -- Bill Katzel, Retired USPHS Far from a simple chronicle, Plagues, Politics, and Policy makes a bold argument... With DeJong providing a helpful and telling overview of the successes and limitations of federal health care for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Wicazo Sa Review "Red Pencil Review"show more

Table of contents

1 Tables 2 Acknowledgments 3 Introduction 4 One: Now that You Know the Conditions 5 Two: Overcoming Generations of Neglect 6 Three: Beginnings of a Community Health Program 7 Four: On the Threshold of a New Era? 8 Five: The Era of Self-Determination 9 Six: An Agency of the Public Health Service 10 Seven: Into the Twenty-first Centuryshow more