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Mobile Health Clinic truck at the Rosebud Indian Reservation


Earlier this month CBI archivist Amanda Wick presented on CDC’s corporate social responsibility initiatives at the University Libraries’ First Fridays lecture series. Among CDC’s efforts was a program to aid in accessing quality health care and health data monitoring for Native American communities. As Amanda reported, “CDC saw an opportunity and established a state of the art medical clinic at the Rosebud Sioux reservation in South Dakota and used its computers to store and transmit health data. Following the clinic implementation, childhood vaccinations skyrocketed and some nutritional deficiencies seemed to decrease - with the implication being that the organized health records allowed for easier monitoring of patterns in disease transmission and vitality.”



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