According to the United States Census Bureau, American Indian, Alaska Native individuals make up 2.2 percent of the population in Lewis and Clark County. A 2021 Commonwealth Fund report ranked health outcomes for American Indian, Alaska Native people living in Montana as 13th in a comparison group of 14 states.
St. Peter’s Resources
St. Peter’s offers these resources to help address the health disparities associated with American Indian, Alaska Native patients:
- A Culture Room, which can be used for smudging
- Financial Navigators
- A Patient Assistance Fund
- Chronic Care Management
- Health Equity Steering Committee
- American Indian, Alaska Native Community Advisory Committee
American Indian, Alaska Native Community Advisory Committee
We are currently seeking members to join an advisory committee made up of community members passionate about American Indian, Alaska Native health and health care in the Helena area. This group will specifically examine our current health care offerings for members of American Indian, Alaska Native communities, and will collaborate with us to improve those offerings over the coming years. The group will meet once a month. If you are interested in participating in this group, or would like to refer someone, please reach out to Anneliese Renck at 406-447-2405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.