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Upholding Tribal Sovereignty and Promoting Tribal Public Health Capacity During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Public Health Law Watch

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Organizational Change/ Development
Policy Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article is a review of legal issues impacting Tribal public health during the pandemic. Most notably the article highlights the failure of the federal government to adequately support American Indians and Alaska Natives, as well as the impacts and importance of Tribal authority/jurisdiction in creating culturally appropriate public health measures. The article includes recommendations for Tribal, federal, and local governments in how to best manage the pandemic.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Alaska Native, American Indian

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