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New Mexico tribes get $610K grants for Special Diabetes program


Two New Mexico tribes have received grants from the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

Laguna Pueblo received $346,228 and the Mescalero Apache Nation received $263,950. The tribes will use the money for diabetes education and prevention programs.

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians was created by Congress and is currently funded at $150 million a year. The program is due for reauthorization.

Get the Story:
Teague secures Apache health funding (The Alamagordo Daily News 9/8)

Committee Notice :
OVERSIGHT HEARING on A Way Out of the Diabetes Crisis in Indian Country and Beyond (June 30, 2010)

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