Michigan Receives Funding To Address COVID-19 Health Disparities

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the City of Detroit Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded $40,536,931 by the CDC to address coronavirus related health disparities.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the funding is part of a $2.25 billion nationwide coronavirus investment, and looks to advance health equity by expanding health department capacity and services.

They say the investment by the CDC is the agency’s largest investment to date to help improve health equity in the United States.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the grants look to reduce COVID-19-related health disparities, and improve state, local, U.S. territorial and freely associated state health department capacity and services to prevent and control COVID-19 infection.

The grants also look improve and increase covid testing and contact tracing among higher risk and underserved populations. These include racial and ethnic minority groups and people living in rural communities.

“These grants demonstrate our steadfast commitment to keeping equity at the center of everything we do. 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,” said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.

To view which state, local and territorial health departments received the grants, click here. 

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