Perhaps the most significant law affecting the provision of health services to the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population is the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (ISDEAA, PL 93-638). This Act allows tribes to assume the management and control of health care programs from Indian Health Service (IHS) and to increase flexibility in health care program development. Under ISDEAA, tribes have the option to contract or compact with IHS to deliver health services using pre-existing IHS resources (formula-based shares tables determine funding for various IHS sites), third party reimbursements, grants and other sources. Typically, tribes develop their own nonprofit health care corporations to provide services to their community, and as a result are eligible for grants and other types of funding not available to federal agencies like IHS.
- 1. Lawyers, Guns, and Money
- 2. Making the Case for Laws that Improve Health
- 3. What Gets Measured, Gets Changed
- 4. Health in All Policies
- 5. The Potential of Shared Decision Making to Reduce Health Disparities
- 6. Environmental Public Health Law
- 7. State Boards of Health
- 8. Policy Issues in American Indian Health Governance
- 9. Global Public Health Legal Responses to H1N1
- 10. Public Health Preparedness Laws and Policies
- 11. Protecting the Mental Health of First Responders
- 12. Five Legal Preparedness Challenges for Responding to Future Public Health Emergencies
- 13. Implementing Health Reform at the State Level
- 14. Rhetorical Federalism
- 15. Meaningful Use and Certification of Health Information Technology
- 16. Right to Health Litigation and HIV/AIDS Policy
- 17. The Role of Federal Preemption in Injury Prevention Litigation
- 18. Regulating Food Retail for Obesity Prevention
- 19. Pursuing Health Equity
- 20. The Michigan BioTrust for Health
- 21. Becoming the Standard
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