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E-Newsletter    December 2023
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Editor's E-Note

Almost $35 million in grant funding was awarded by the US Department of Health and Human Services through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to provide underserved populations with essential behavioral health services and HIV prevention and care.

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Health Equity in HIV Services and Prevention

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently has awarded nearly $35 million in grant funding to bring essential behavioral health services and HIV prevention and care to historically underserved populations. Health equity remains a critical focus of the Biden-Harris Administration, and these funds represent the continued commitment by the administration to address and remedy inequity of care.

Addressing the mental health crisis and beating the opioid epidemic are two core pillars of President Biden’s Unity Agenda for the nation. The grant awards facilitate ongoing efforts throughout the nation in treatment, recovery support, and harm reduction, advancing the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Drug Control Strategy and supports the goals of the National HIV AIDS Strategy.

“The Administration remains deeply invested in ensuring those who need prevention services, treatment, and support receive the essential care they need,” says HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “The dedicated work of these awardees ensures our best efforts are thoughtfully and strategically implemented where they are most needed.”



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