Thompson visits Pine Ridge
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson wrapped up his four-day tour of Indian Country on Saturday with a vist to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

There, he toured two health facilities. He also announced the awarding of two grants to the Oglala Lakota Tribe: $1.1 million for diabetes prevention programs and $600,000 for an alcohol and drug abuse program for young mothers and their children.

On his trip to Indian Country, his first as a member of the Bush Cabinet, Thompson visited reservations in Wisconsin and Michigan as well.

The proposed fiscal year 2002 budget for the Indian Health Service, which Thompsons oversees, is $3.3 billion.

Get the Story:
Indian health agenda outlined (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 8/19)
HHS Secretary Wants Change In Reservation Health Care (AP 8/20)

Relevant Links:
Department of Health and Human Services -
Indian Health Service -

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