U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) congratulated the Pascua Yaqui Tribe on receiving a federal grant to help support operate and support health care programs for tribe members.
The $120,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Indian Health Service (IHS) division provides funds to help the tribe with health care initiatives. Health care programs were previously managed by IHS.
“Congratulations to my friends in the Pascua Yaqui Tribe for receiving this significant and well-deserved award,” Grijalva said. “These funds will help the Pascua Yaqui Health Department serve the medical needs of their membership and bolster their self-reliance as a tribe. With just eight tribes across the country receiving these awards, I am glad that IHS recognized the Pascua Yaqui as the strong investment that they are.”
The tribe's website offers health-related contact information and resources for its members, an alternative medicine program and a youth wellness program.