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26 Aug 2011

HHS Awards $137M to States for Public Health Investment

The HHS has announced the award of $137 million of grants to states to fund prevention and health improvement services and programs.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday to award up to $137 million to states to strengthen the public health infrastructure and provide jobs in core areas of public health.


Awarded in nearly every state, the grants enhance state, tribal, local and territorial efforts to provide tobacco cessation services, strengthen public health laboratory and immunization services, prevent healthcare-associated infections, and provide comprehensive substance abuse prevention and treatment.


The grants will fund key state and local public health programs supported through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Most of these gran

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