Sumary of CDC awards Hawaii with $24.5 million to address COVID-19 health disparities:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the Hawaii Department of Health with more than $24.5 million to address COVID-19-related health disparities..
- Department of Health and Human Services announced the award today, which is part of a $2.25 billion nationwide initiative seeking to advance health equity..
- “They are an important step in our unwavering efforts to strengthen our communities’ readiness for public health emergencies — and to helping everyone in America have equal opportunities for health.”.
- Officials said the grants are meant to reduce COVID-19-related health disparities, and improve and increase testing and contact tracing among populations that are at higher risk and underserved, including racial and ethnic minority groups and people living in rural communities…