INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE GRANT AWARDED FOR SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAM FOR INDIANS
Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran praised recent Indian Health Services grants, totaling $15,764,827, awarded to the Gila River Health Care Corporation, the Tuba City regional Health Care Corporation, The Navajo Area Indian Health Service, and the Navajo Nation for Indian diabetes health services.
“Health facilities on tribal lands have been under staffed and lacking the needed resources to deal with special issues such as diabetes. These grants provide necessary funding for essential health facilities in Indian Country,” said O’Halleran. “Moving forward, our elected officials must continue to prioritize the improvement of tribal health services so that we can address serious health concerns such as diabetes and cancer.”
$3,018,966 was awarded to Gila River Health Care Corporation, $1,495,434 was awarded to the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation, $1,020,802 was awarded to the Tuba City regional Health Care Corporation, $5,366,634 was awarded to the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, and $4,862,991 was awarded to the Navajo Nation.
In December 2017, Rep. O’Halleran led a bipartisan letter, signed by members of the Arizona delegation, to Reps. Ken Calvert and Betty McCollum urging them to provide funding for three Indian Health Service clinics in Arizona, California, and Oklahoma. You can read the full letter here.