September 15, 2023

Congressional Items Left to Do This Week

As of last week, the House and Senate are both back on Capitol Hill. Speaker Kevin McCarthy planned for House lawmakers to pass the defense funding bill, but the votes were not there. Now, the plan is to pass a…
August 24, 2023

NIHB’s Analysis of 2024 Federal Spending Negotiations

The House and Senate have each released their annual appropriations bills for the Indian Health Service (IHS) and other HHS accounts. The outlook on spending for FY 2024 is a tightening belt, with very low chances of breakout changes, including the addition…
August 24, 2023

Reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) serves 780,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives across 302 programs in 35 states.1 SDPI focuses on community-directed approaches to treat and prevent Type 2 diabetes in Tribal communities that are culturally informed.  American Indians…