Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $540K to Spirit Lake Tribe

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Indian Health Services Office has awarded $542,416 to the Spirit Lake Tribe. The funds, made available through HHS’ Special Diabetes Programs for Indians, will go towards supporting diabetes treatment and prevention programs. 

“It’s important for us to invest in programs that help North Dakotans have the tools they need to live healthy lives, and prevention is always better than a cure,” Hoeven said. “Today’s funds will go towards raising awareness about the risks of diabetes and giving members of the Spirit Lake Tribe the support they need to lower the risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes is a major health challenge for Native Americans, and programs like this can help them to lead healthier lives.”