Performance Improvement 2009. How Well Implemented Is a New Indian Health Service Health Facility; Has It Affected Patient Health, Service Delivery, and the Community?


This study evaluated the implementation and impact of an Indian Health Service (IHS) health care facility, the White Earth Health Center. This was the first effort at long-term follow-up.

The White Earth Center has had an impact on many areas, including a significant increase in patient workload, more services available, improved health outcomes, increased staff, additions to the physical structure, increased revenues and increased investment and infrastructure. Researchers recommended addressing various administrative needs at new health centers, the planning process for new facilities, and guidelines for future long term evaluation studies.

Report Title: Ten Year Follow-Up Evaluation: White Earth Health Center; Report may be obtained from Federal Contact
Agency Sponsor: IHS, Indian Health Service
Federal Contact: Lucie Vogel, 301-443-1133
Performer: Staff; Indian Health Service
PIC ID: 8920

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