COVID-19 in Indian Country
COVID-19 disproportionately affects communities of color and has impacted Indian Country at even higher rates than other groups.
According to the CDC*, American Indians and Alaska Natives have more cases, hospitalizations, and deaths compared to other ethnic groups. When compared to non-Hispanic white persons, AI/ANs have:
Indian Country has an increased risk because of historical trauma and socioeconomic factors:
Mistrust of Federal Government
Access to Running Water
KAI provides trauma-informed and culturally rooted solutions.
* Source: Centers for Disease Control (CDC). “COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Race/Ethnicity.” Online.