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SAN FRANCISCO — A global nonprofit dedicated to creating equitable access to vision services and eyeglasses has launched a new program to service Indian Country. 

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NEW YORK — The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation announced the award of five grants, of $50,000 each, that will support bold, early-stage interventions designed to improve the health and health care of marginalized populations.

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GANADO, Ariz. — Sage Memorial Hospital, a new 40-bed facility that will serve Navajo Nation and the surrounding area, is near completion after eleven months of construction.

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This fall, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma plans to break ground on an expansion that will more than double the size of the tribe’s health clinic in  McAlester, Okla. 

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BALTIMORE, Md. — The Center for American Indian Health is now the Center for Indigenous Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

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A collaboration between a Northern California tribal health center and an area hospital has been recognized with CARESTAR's 2022 Leighton Memorial Award. 

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Utah is widely known for its diverse geography of mountains and deserts that attracts thousands of tourists year round. But the Beehive State also faces many environmental issues related to air pollution. 

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Two health-focused partnerships in Colorado aim to bolster Native American representation in the nursing profession and give visibility to efforts focused on improving health equity in the state’s Native communities. 

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A “historic” $430 million investment will bolster the Cherokee Nation health care system that’s experienced unprecedented usage throughout the pandemic.

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Backed by $5.5 million in grant funding, an Indigenous-focused program at Oklahoma State University aims to study the nutrition and overall health of American Indian and Alaska Native populations.