Native American http://kunm.org en Native American Cancer Rates Remain Static http://kunm.org/post/native-american-cancer-rates-remain-static <p>New <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21208/full" target="target_blank">statistics</a> released by the <a href="http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/cancer-statistics-report-deaths-down-20-percent-in-2-decades" target="target_blank">American Cancer Society</a> show that nationally there's been a 20 percent decrease in risk of death from all cancers. For breast and colon cancer, that rate of decline is closer to 35 percent. However, in the Southwest, there's a slightly different picture.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:57:43 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 39821 at http://kunm.org Native American Cancer Rates Remain Static Smoking Rates During Pregnancy Highest Among Native Americans http://kunm.org/post/smoking-rates-during-pregnancy-highest-among-native-americans <p>Native Americans have the highest rates of smoking before, during and after pregnancy than any other ethnic group in the nation. That’s according to a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6206a1.htm?s_cid=ss6206a1_e" target="target_blank">new report</a> from the Centers for Disease Control.</p><p>According to the CDC, 55 percent of Native American women smoked before pregnancy. During pregnancy, that rate dropped significantly to 26 percent. However, that rate was still the highest of any racial or ethnic group in the nation.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:29:51 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 37894 at http://kunm.org Smoking Rates During Pregnancy Highest Among Native Americans Centennial Care Tribal Opt-Out Clears Committee http://kunm.org/post/centennial-care-tribal-opt-out-clears-committee <p></p><p>A bill that would allow Medicaid eligible tribal citizens in New Mexico to opt-out of the states Medicaid plan, Centennial Care, has taken it’s first steps in the legislature. HB 376, which gives Native Americans the ability to opt-out of Centennial Care has passed out of committee.</p><p>Under the states proposed Medicaid program entitled Centennial Care, all Medicaid enrollees in the state would be required to enroll in one of four managed care organizations (MCO) to receive healthcare.</p><p>For New Mexico’s tribal population, this proposal is causing problems.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:28:56 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 25113 at http://kunm.org Centennial Care Tribal Opt-Out Clears Committee