Hawaii to receive more than $1M for health care measures
The Hawaii Department of Health is set to receive more than $1 million for measures related to preventative care and community health, congressional officials announced Wednesday.
The new federal funding comes from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. The funding will be used for emerging health issues, addressing preventable risk factors, and eliminating health disparities, according to officials.
Programs funded through this grant typically include clinical services, preventive screenings, workforce training, data surveillance, injury prevention, and emergency medical response, among others.
“By supporting preventive health programs, this new federal funding will help keep more people healthy and stop medical problems before they become major health issues,” said U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, in a statement.