Friday, November 11, 2011

HHS Awards $ 137 million to States to strengthen the prevention and public health

HHS Awards $ 137 million to States to strengthen the prevention and public health
by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Care Act 9/5/2011Affordable funds will create jobs and improve the health target, local capacity-building

HHS Kathleen Sebelius Secretary awarded today up to 137 million dollars, partly supported by the law of affordable care, to the States to strengthen public health infrastructure and provide jobs in the fields of public health. In almost all States, grants enhance the efforts of the State, tribal, local and territorial provide smoking cessation services, strengthen laboratory services and immunization, public health, prevent health care-associated infections and for treatment and prevention of drug addiction full.

"More than ever, it is important help States to fight disease and protect public health,", said Secretary Sebelius. "These awards is a significant investment and will allow States and communities to help Americans quit smoking, are vaccinated and prevent disease before starting".

The grants will fund key State and local public health programmes supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Most of these grants $ comes prevention and public health fund established by the affordable care Act. Additional $ of SAMHSA complement this investment.

"CDC supports State and local public health departments that are essential to the safety against threats to the health, safety and security of this country, America, or anywhere in the world", said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden. "With these funds, CDC reinforces our ability to prevent and control diseases and security against expensive and dangerous threats to the health of Americans."

"These funds we will strengthen public health services, communities and build on successful programs that have helped people to lead healthier lives." "Today's investments will help us prevent future expenses of health issues such as tobacco-related diseases and drug addiction," said SAMHSA administrator Pamela Hyde.

Prices include:

a $ 1 million to improve public health of nations by hiring scientists to pursue careers in public health laboratories, providing training for scientists and support the initiatives of public health research on infectious diseases.Almost $ 5 million to help States and territories to improve and expand the national network of tobacco cessation quitlines to increase the number of tobacco users who leave. Smokers are people toll-free numbers can call for tobacco cessation treatments and services.More than 42 million to support: improvements to the Information systems for immunization (registers) and other immunization information technology; development of systems to improve the billing of immunization services; the planning and implementation of adult immunization programs; building the capacity of vaccination in schools; and assessments of the impact on the disease of recent recommendations of vaccine for children and adolescents. $ 2.6 million to Emerging Infections programs autour of the country to continue the improvement of disease surveillance, development professional and training, development of information technologies and the ability of laboratories. $ 9.2 million for eight national nonprofit professional organizations of public health to assist ministries of health of the State, tribal, local and territorial to effective practices that strengthen their public health base and service delivery systems. They will also improve the workforce by providing jobs in critical disciplines of computer science, therefore, attract new talent for public health and epidemiology. 1.5 $ million to assess and prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia to reduce cases of infections resistant to Methicillin Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and protect Americans against infectious diseases to health care.Up to $ 75 million to fund programs for screening, Brief Intervention, referral and nine treatment over the next five years. These programs will help communities across the nation to provide more complete addiction screening, secondary prevention, early intervention and referrals to treatment for people at higher risk for addiction. The amounts of actual prices may vary, depending on the availability of funds and performance of the dealers.

Today's announcement is another part of the broader effort of the Administration of the Obama to improve the health and well-being of our communities through initiatives like the President Childhood Obesity Task Force, Let's Move of the first lady! campaign, the national strategy on quality and the national strategy of prevention. Similar to partnership Administration of Obama patients to make hospitals safer, more reliable and less expensive, today's announcement is also an important step in improving the quality of the health care for all Americans.

A complete list of recipients is available at:

Provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on 05/09/2011

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