April 03, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud Over $200,000 to Improve Health Care for Indigenous Communities

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) released the following statement celebrating over $200,000 awarded to Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. in Reno. Offered through the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs, the grant will finance programs offered at the nonprofit including community health and medical services, victim services programs and diabetes education and outreach for indigenous communities in Nevada.

“We welcome this grant to secure quality and accessible health care for indigenous communities residing in urban areas of Nevada. Tribal members shouldn’t face undue burdens with cost or travel to receive critical health care services like substance abuse treatment and mental health services. This funding is an important step in caring for Nevada’s vulnerable Native populations and fulfilling our trust responsibility with indigenous communities.”


Funded through the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs of the Indian Health Service, thirty urban Indian organizations across the country were awarded over $7.5 million in this grants package, of which Nevada earned over $200,000. The 4-in-1 grants support the operation of and increased access to urban health care facilities for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban areas.