A state health agency has asked Dr. Maggiano to assist in setting up a data base to monitor health risk behaviors among pregnant women. Data will be collected from centers across the state which provide nutritional support to pregnant low-income women. The agency director, Sam Klench, indicates that one requirement of the grant is that they over sample the Native American population of the state. However, the director informs Dr. Maggiano that they have been refused access to three reservation clinics by the Tribal Councils. The director wants to develop a strategy to attract Native American women to off-reservation clinics. This will allow them to meet the grant requirements and provide nutritional support.
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