Federal Funds Target Native Americans in CitiesJune 29, 2016 |
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Health programs serving Native Americans in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Reno, Nevada, are among dozens of non-profits that have been awarded federal Indian Health Service grants.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency says the grants are meant to make healthcare more accessible to Native Americans living in urban areas — and especially boost services in the areas of mental health, substance abuse treatment, immunizations, and disease prevention.
The Indian Health Service announced that more than $7.6 million in grants over the next three years is being awarded.
There are 29 agencies nationwide receiving grants including more than a half-dozen in the Southwest including: NativeHealth Center in Phoenix, Urban Indian Center of Salt lake, Nevada Urban Indians Inc., and First Nations Community HealthSource in Albuquerque.