Legislation to Renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Introduced in the House

NCUIH urges support for H.R. 2680 and H.R. 2668. 

Representatives Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) have introduced legislation requesting the renewal and increased funding of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI).

  • Rep. DeGette’s bill, H.R. 2668 calls for the renewal of the SDP, including the research of Type-1 diabetes treatment.
  • Rep. O’Halleran’s bill, H.R. 2680 requests a long overdue funding increase for SDPI, authorizing a 5 year renewal at $200 million per year.  Increasing the funding from $150 million every year to $200 million every year, will ensure the continued work and success of the SDPI in the prevention and treatment of diabetes across Indian Country.

NCUIH has worked hard to make certain these bills had support in Congress and will continue support and work to ensure these bills pass – 376 out the 435 members of the House of Representatives signed a bipartisan letter of support. See the letter here.

For questions, comments or concerns, feel free to contact NCUIH Director of Congressional Relations Carla Lott, cmlott@ncuih.org.

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