navajonationAfter many years of planning and conducting of public forums throughout the Navajo Nation, the Navajo Tribal Council recently approved legislation establishing the Navajo Department of Health.  Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly  signed the legislation into law.

The new law establishes the Navajo Department of Health as the lead agency delegated to ensure that quality comprehensive and culturally relevant health care and public health services are provided on the Navajo Nation.  The new Department will also be authorized to continue planning for the establishment of a Navajo Nation Medicaid Agency.