Hoeven Announces More Than $675,000 for New Medical Research Center at Cankdeska Cikana Community College

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $675,409 to establish a Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) in Fort Totten. The funds were provided by Indian Health Services (IHS) at HHS.

“We can secure a healthier America through forward-thinking medical research,” Hoeven said. “These funds will help provide practical and cutting-edge health services to our Native American communities in North Dakota, while also giving students a great opportunity to become involved in medical research.”

The NARCH at CCCC is one of many throughout the United States, each with a goal to encourage health research, particularly linked to tribal communities. Funds are provided through NARCH to help Native American scientists and health professionals doing medical research and competing to secure funding.