Indian Country dying from a curable disease

oregonian-flag-full-size  Jessica Leston, HIV/STI/HCV Clinical Programs Director for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board was a guest columnist in the Oregonian on October 11, 2016. She writes about one of the many health inequities experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native people and calls for action, “Veterans Affairs received total access to hepatitis C medication seven months ago, but Indian Health Services and its patients are being left behind, again. American Indians and Alaska Natives deserve equal treatment as veterans. Now.” Click here to read more http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/10/indian_country_is_dying_from_a.html.

Photo credit:  (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian)

 

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