A note from Seva's Executive Director about COVID-19
Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation (KPHC), located 41 miles outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico in Santo Domingo Pueblo, is a remote clinic that provides basic health services including optometry, primary care, dental and pharmacy. In 2014, the clinic was awarded a P.L. 93-638 contract under the Self Determination Act. With the award of the contract, KPHC has management oversight of the health center and is run by a Tribal board and elected governors.
Through the American Indian Sight Initiative, Seva works with in partnership with optometrist Dr. Lindsey Marvel, who is a Tribal member of the Caddo Nation out of Oklahoma. Seva supports Dr. Marvel in treating patients with corneal irregularities, keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration. KPHC provides services to bed ridden patients and conducts screenings at the local elementary schools. Dr. Marvel was honored with the 2014 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s 40 under 40 award, which recognizes outstanding Native American Tribal members for their leadership and community contributions. Seva partners with Dr. Marvel’s vision of providing expanded care to the Santo Domingo Pueblo and surrounding Pueblos.
Dr. Lindsey Marvel
In addition to these partners, we support capacity building in over 90 hospitals around the world.
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