Senate Introduces Bill Authorizing Special Behavioral Health Program for Indians after NCUIH Efforts

Sen. Tina Smith introduces bill to amend the IHCIA to authorize special behavioral health programs for Indians, including urban AI/AN persons and the UIOs that serve them. This revision of the IHCIA helps Congress to fulfill its trust obligations to AI/AN populations while Urban Indians continue to disproportionately suffer from behavioral health issues at a rate much higher than the general population.

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