Saturday, July 11, 2009

U.S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek Regarding Health and Human Services Announcement that Florida is Eligible to Receive $20 million for Flu Prevention


U.S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (D-FL) released the following statement regarding the announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that Florida is eligible to receive $20,823,635 in grants to help Florida prepare for the 2009 H1N1 flu virus and the fall flu season.

Florida is eligible to receive $15,474,914 in Public Health Emergency Response grants and $5,348,721 in Hospital Preparedness grants. A total of $260 million in Public Health Emergency Response Grants and $90 million in Hospital Preparedness grants will be distributed nationwide.

“By taking preventative steps now, this administration is helping Florida prepare in advance for a flu season that will soon be around the corner,” said Congressman Kendrick Meek. “These grants will serve as a vital resource for Florida and preparation and prevention are critical elements to ensure the health of our communities.”

The Obama Administration has launched a new public service announcement competition. Any American can record and submit his or her own public service announcement regarding H1N1 flu preparedness by visiting www.flu.gov. The entries will be judged by experts and the winner will receive a $2,500 prize and the opportunity to have his or her announcement aired on television across the country.

1 comment:

  1. Now we can take preventive steps also..

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