Publication Date: June 7th, 2023
Publication Type(s): Case Studies
Topic(s): American Indians and Alaska Natives, Health Disparities and Health Equity, Healthcare Access, Hospitals and Clinics, Maternal Health, Social Determinants of Health, Women
Author(s): Baker HA, Basile Ibrahim B, and Kozhimannil KB
The purpose of this case study is to highlight a hospital providing care to rural American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients within the state of Alaska. The case study examines the maternity care context with attention to the intersection of race and geography with social determinants of health to inform clinical and policy efforts to improve rural maternal health and health equity in Alaska and beyond.