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Native American advocates welcome advance funding for Indian Health Service

Dec 27, 2022
The agency reduced care offerings during government shutdowns. Advance appropriations would provide a funding bridge when necessary.
Early funding for the Indian Health Service could help clinics serving Native populations prepare for health emergencies. Above, a community bulletin board with COVID-19 information in the To’Hajiilee Indian Reservation in New Mexico, May 2020.
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Native leaders raise economic issues at First Nations Summit

Nov 15, 2021
During the summit, tribal leaders drew attention to the lack of investment in the Indian Health Service.
President Joe Biden at the Tribal Nations Summit. In his opening remark, Biden noted the disproportionate toll COVID-19 has taken on Indigenous communities.
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