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Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic
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Indian Health Service budget promises funding for opioid epidemic (February 13, 2018)

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.

Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running
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Indian diabetes program included in bill to keep government running (February 7, 2018)

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is poised to see another day thanks to new developments on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Udall pushes for extension of key Indian diabetes program
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Sen. Udall pushes for extension of key Indian diabetes program (February 5, 2018)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is pushing Congress to extend the Special Diabetes Program for Indians before the funds run out next month.

Funding for Indian diabetes program in limbo as shutdown looms in Washington
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Funding for Indian diabetes program in limbo as shutdown looms in Washington (February 2, 2018)

Tribal advocates continue to lobby Congress in hopes of securing long-term funding for a key diabetes program.

Indian Health Service enters another year without permanent leader
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Indian Health Service enters another year without permanent leader (January 25, 2018)

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.

Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues
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Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues (January 23, 2018)

The recent federal government shutdown exposed shortcomings within the Indian health care system, including the vulnerability of tribal health care programs.

Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program
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Congress approves yet another short-term extension for Indian diabetes program (October 9, 2017)

Congress has renewed the Special Diabetes Program for Indians but only for three months, the shortest extension on record.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth (August 7, 2017)

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.

Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo
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Indian Country suffers from highest diabetes rate as key program hangs in limbo (July 21, 2017)

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.

Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians
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Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (May 18, 2017)

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.

Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetes
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Chris Buchanan: Indian Health Service sees progress on diabetes (March 31, 2017)

Diabetes is an important topic for Indian Country, for our families and communities, and for the Indian Health Service.

Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding
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Cronkite News: Tribes pushing for renewal of key diabetes funding (March 30, 2017)

Alton Villegas, a citizen of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, offered an unusual call to action for an 11-year-old boy.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on diabetes (March 21, 2017)

The hearing comes as tribes lobby Congress to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians
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Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians (January 28, 2016)

Congress authorized the program to provide $300 million over two years to help Indian Country fight high rates of the disease.