Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $800K to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for Diabetes Treatment, Prevention

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $807,902 grant to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for diabetes treatment and prevention programs. The funds are made available through HHS’ Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

“Chronic conditions like diabetes carry severe impacts on the quality of life of our state’s residents,” Hoeven said. “Today’s award will not only help those that suffer from this condition, but it will also help reduce the incidence of diabetes, reducing health care costs and improving the well-being of tribal members over the long-term.”