CDC Awards $40M Grant to Arkansas Department of Health


CDC Awards $40M Grant to Arkansas Department of Health

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the Arkansas Department of Health $40.4 million to address COVID-19-related health disparities.

The funding, part of a $2.25 billion nationwide investment, seeks to advance health equity by expanding state, local, U.S. territorial and associated state health department capacity and services.

The grants are also intended to improve and increase testing and contact tracing among populations that are at higher risk and are underserved, including minority and rural populations.

The CDC said this is its largest investment to date to improve health equity across the country.