States with high Native populations have lower health quality, study finds

NEW YORK-States with the largest Indigenous populations have the worst health system outcomes for Native people, according to a new study.

The report, Advancing Racial Equity in U.S. Health Care: The Commonwealth Fund 2024 State Health Disparities Report, comes from the Common Wealth Fund, a private foundation that examines health care in the U.S. to advance equitable outcomes. The data it collected included information about access to quality care for Black, white, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations.

The report found t...

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