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Rural Tribal Health – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 18, 2019 - Summary of a report from Dig Deep and the U.S. Water Alliance describes that Native Americans are less likely able to access water than any other group. Features a Native resident of the Navajo Nation, as she travels 9 miles to the nearest water station to pay for drinkable water.
Source: KCRW
Oct 17, 2019 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) awarded $15 million to eight tribes and tribal organizations to fund construction and modernization of small ambulatory health care facilities. The Small Ambulatory Program aids tribes in expanding access to outpatient services in their communities.
Source: Indian Health Service
Oct 14, 2019 - Introduces the Great Lakes Hub for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in Duluth, MN. Researchers at the office will focus on collecting data from tribal communities and exploring preventive interventions for public health issues, decreasing the health disparities between Native Americans and other groups.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio
Oct 7, 2019 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) has awarded $2.4 million to nine Tribal Epidemiology Centers to support the reduction of HIV, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The Tribal Epidemiology Centers plan to implement a national strategy to diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond to HIV, with the goal of ending the epidemic by 2030.
Source: Indian Health Service
Sep 26, 2019 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) awards nearly $1 million to nine tribes through the Tribal Management Grant Program. These grants aim to help tribal organizations develop and improve health management capabilities.
Source: Indian Health Service

Last Updated: 11/19/2019