Black women are far more likely to report experiencing discrimination within the healthcare system than white women. And studies point to racism or unconscious bias in medical care as a key explanation for why Black women and infants fare so poorly compared to their White counterparts.
Despite a 1979 federal court-ordered settlement that would have pumped millions of dollars into California for Native American health care, the state’s share remains stunningly underfunded by the Indian Health Service, according to a new story from The Center for Health Reporting.
Pregnant women in California are, like Thulien, increasingly facing a gestational diabetes diagnosis. The disorder’s unrelenting ascent has alarmed medical providers, and spurred a range of efforts to address the problem.
Native American families in the Fresno County suffer a twofold health crisis: Policies leave them at greater risk for medical complications and death; and public institutions essentially make them disappear.