Disparities in health outcomes among people in rural tribal lands appear to be unique to their social and economic conditions. This paper investigates: what health disparities in rural tribal communities can be overcome through mHealth? Data is collected on the social inequities and access point networks from six small towns on an Indian Reservation in the Midwest. The results suggest disparities in living conditions, access to clinics and hospitals, and mobile health access affect the well-being of a population. An analysis is carried out with additional data on the effect of mobile and telephone access on health inequities at the national level to understand the significance of these disparities. The regression suggests that a high level of mobile services is correlated with better health conditions among American Indians. Fixed terrestrial services are positively related to the fair or poor health of American Indians. Contributions are offered on understanding how to overcome health disparities in rural tribal communities using mHealth.
Noteboom, Cherie Bakker; Xiong, Jason; Qureshi, Sajda; Iyer, Lakshmi; and Noteboom, Matthew, "Overcoming Health Inequities in Native American Tribal Populations through mHealth" (2019). GlobDev 2019. 6.