How physicians are tackling health care disparities
Recently I attended the National Indian Health Board’s annual meeting, where about 1,000 people from 500 tribes across the country met to discuss Native American health care issues, advocacy and policy. I was able to learn about the unique challenges Native American physicians and their patients face.
How I incorporated cultural competency in my practice
When we started the cancer center in Gallup, the heart of Native American country, we were committed to providing culturally appropriate care. However, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the need for cultural competence to reduce health care disparities.