NCAIHP receives $200,000 grantPosted: October 25, 2011
With high rates of chronic illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular and kidney disease, no group in America has more urgent healthcare needs than American Indians. Compounding the problem is extremely limited access to healthcare and a severe shortage of Native healthcare providers.
Now a $200,000 grant from the Arizona-based Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) will enable A.T. Still University’s National Center for American Indian Health Professions (ATSU-NCAIHP) to help address the problem. ATSU-NCAIHP is the only graduate university healthcare program dedicated to eliminating the healthcare disparity between Native and other Americans.