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IHS worker says closing diabetes program could hurt progress

 

October 19, 2009



Tim Leeds Havre Daily News [email protected]

A federal employee said that the closure of the diabetes prevention program at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation could set back work done by the program. “Temporarily closing the program halts current efforts and activities.,” Carol Strasheim, diabetes consultant with Indian Health Services in Billings, said in an e-mailed response to questions. “Changes in the availability of a communitybased program are difficult for a small community to navigate through, and progress is likely to b...



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