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HHS delivers $28,699,293 to tribal hospitals, clinics


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is delivering $28,699,293 from the Provider Relief Fund to support tribal response to COVID-19 in Washington. Nationally, $500 million in payments from the Provider Relief Fund went to the Indian Health Service (IHS) and tribal hospitals, clinics, and urban health centers.

The pandemic has disproportionately impacted IHS providers and programs. Many such providers have experienced significantly increased need for personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as increased labor costs due to employees that have been exposed to COVID-19. At least 233 facilities across the Indian health system serve as the only health care provider for both IHS...

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