leconfield medical center: This medical center in north central New Mexico is one of many Navajo health care facilities that received federal funding to provide comprehensive care.
It’s one of the largest health centers in the Navajo health system.
Nupeño Medical Center in the Rio Grande Valley received $5 million in state and federal funds to help it address chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, which have been a serious challenge for the Navajo nation.
Nuñezo Medical Center also plans to build a new, state-of-the-art medical center on its former property.
Tujunga Medical Center, a small health center in northwest New Mexico, received $3 million in federal funds for health care, including a new clinic and new nursing home.
Tujas Medical Center is one small health care facility in the tribe’s health system that has also received funding for health services.
Navajo Health Services and Care has provided more than $30 million in health care services since it was created in 1996, according to its website.
The Navajo Health System’s Board of Directors, comprised of the head of each Navajo health service, health commissioner and two members of the Navajo Health Care Council, oversees the health services programs in the tribal health system, the tribe said.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has designated the health care systems in the United States as a priority program for federal assistance, which includes $250 million in direct payments to tribes and $1.8 billion in matching funds.