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Publication Date: November 2001

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for minorities)
Population and demographics (Native races)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


More than half (57%) of the 2.5 million people who identify themselves solely as American Indian and Alaska Native in the 2000 Census live in metropolitan areas. This issue brief describes the large and growing urban Indian population, their health status, and the major federal health programs and federal-state programs that are available to improve Native Americans' access to needed health services.