A successful program that helps tribes address high rates of diabetes in their communities is once again in danger of expiring despite widespread and bipartisan support.
Native American adults are 50 percent more likely to be affected by obesity than non-Hispanic whites. They also are twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to have diabetes.
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians has proven to be effective and we need to further invest in the program to continue to build on its success.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.
Indian Country has made extraordinary progress on the diabetes front even though there remains a long way to go before the disease is under control.
It's almost been a year since the Indian Health Service came under heavy fire before lawmakers who control the agency's funding.
Among the few bright spots for Indian Country within President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a $413 million increase for the Indian Health Service.
The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is pushing Congress to extend the Special Diabetes Program for Indians before the funds run out next month.
Tribal advocates continue to lobby Congress in hopes of securing long-term funding for a key diabetes program.
New leadership is coming to the Department of Health and Human Services but it's not for one of the most important positions in Indian Country.
The recent federal government shutdown exposed shortcomings within the Indian health care system, including the vulnerability of tribal health care programs.
Congress has renewed the Special Diabetes Program for Indians but only for three months, the shortest extension on record.
A new study, one that is built on a massive amount of data, reports that obesity among Native American youth is staying mostly the same.
A new report confirms that American Indians and Alaska Natives are disproportionately impacted by diabetes but Congress has been slow to renew a program helps fight the disease.
The program has bipartisan support and has demonstrated success but it's due to expire before the end of the year unless Congress takes action.
Diabetes is an important topic for Indian Country, for our families and communities, and for the Indian Health Service.
Alton Villegas, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, offered an unusual call to action for an 11-year-old boy.
The hearing comes as tribes lobby Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
Congress authorized the program to provide $300 million over two years to help Indian Country fight high rates of the disease.