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Montana Native American health center given $1.65M in grants

May 2, 2019

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana organization that provides health services to Native Americans has received $1.65 million in federal grants.

The Missoulian reported Wednesday that the Missoula Urban Indian Health Center has been awarded two grants to help provide suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, mental health support and other services to American Indians living in Missoula County.

The first grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will fund a five-year project with the University of Montana and Missoula County Public Schools to provide “culturally tailored” suicide and substance abuse prevention services.

The second grant from the Indian Health Service will fund a three-year project providing mental health, alcohol and substance abuse education. The program will also offer immunization, health promotion and disease prevention services to American Indians in Missoula.

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Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com