Urban Indian Health News

Amid Clinic Closures, One Health Care Center Keeps Expanding

By David Gorn, California Healthline Sacramento Bureau Carmela Castellano-Garcia has watched the rise and fall of community clinics in California for many years, and she said she’s never seen anything like it. “We have seen 12 clinics close in the past 18 months,” she said. “That is just unprecedented in the time I’ve been doing […]

American Indian Clinic Struggles with Cutbacks

  DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — A downtown San Diego clinic is struggling after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wiped out a $6.4 million program for community clinics serving American Indians in urban areas. The San Diego American Indian Health Center has laid off 10 people, a third of its staff, and has been forced to close Wednesdays […]

Clearing Up a Few Myths on Health Insurance Reform and the Indian Health Service

A message from Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs at the White House, Kimberly Teehee