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How health care providers can use telehealth to treat American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

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Telehealth for American Indian and Alaska Native communities
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Introduction to telehealth for American Indian and Alaska Native communities

Discover how to start a telehealth practice that caters to tribal populations.

The Indian Health Service (IHS) began providing limited telehealth services to American Indians and Alaska Natives in 1973.

However, many of the barriers to delivering care via telehealth, such as geographic isolation, resource changes, and a lack of internet access remain today.

Incorporating telehealth into your practice can help overcome these barriers and build stronger community bonds by giving patients a safe, convenient way to access needed health care services.

This guide will highlight the needs and procedures for a telehealth program geared toward American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

Types of telehealth for American Indian and Alaska Native communities

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