HHS Awards $137 Million to States for Prevention and Public Health; HAI Funding Included

August 25, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced today (8/25/2011)  that it has awarded $137 milliion “to states to strengthen the public health infrastructure and provide jobs in core areas of public health.”  $1.5 million will be granted to the states to protect Americans from healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

The funding is partly supported by the Affordable Care Act.  The grants will be used to “enhance state, search tribal, viagra 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.” 

Of the $137 million, $1.5 million will be granted for the purpose of evaluating and preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, and protecting Americans from healthcare-associaetd infectious diseases. 

Click here to read the HHS News Release.

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