Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-06-10 20:09:10 –
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Virginia Beach, Virginia (WAVY) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday afternoon that it has awarded Virginia Health and Virginia Beach Public Health to $ 30,694,661 to address COVID-19-related health inequalities. Did.
This funding is part of a national $ 2.25 billion investment aimed at improving health equity. This is CDC’s largest investment ever to improve health fairness.
“These grants demonstrate our firm commitment to fairness at the heart of everything we do,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Warrensky, MD. “These are important steps in our unwavering commitment to strengthening community readiness for public health emergencies and helping everyone in the United States have equal health opportunities.”
According to the CDC, this money has three goals.
- Reduce COVID-19-related health inequalities,
- Improves and increases testing and contact tracing between high-risk, underserved populations, including racial and ethnic minority groups and people living in rural areas.
- Improve the capabilities and services of state, local, US territory, and freely related state health departments to prevent and control COVID-19 infections.
“The pandemic has exposed long-standing health inequality, and the health sector is at the forefront of efforts to address those inequality,” said the CDC’s state, tribal, local, and community support centers. Director Jose T. Montero, MD, said. “These grants provide these health departments with the support they need to address the disparities in the communities that need them most.”
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