WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement applauding news of grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded to the Southern Nevada Health District and the Nevada Primary Care Association. These grants, which total $3,760,800, will help provide affordable family planning services across Nevada.
“Nevadans rely on the critical services provided by community health centers, like comprehensive family planning programs and screening for diseases such as HIV and cancer,” said Senator Rosen. “I am pleased that HHS recognizes the importance of affordable family planning services as part of comprehensive health care and have allocated this grant funding to support Nevada’s community health organizations. I will continue working to support the health and well-being of Nevada’s communities.”
BACKGROUND: This grant is one of 27 awarded by HHS to various Nevada health care organizations in 2021.
The Southern Nevada Health District has seven locations across southern Nevada and serves over 2.2 million residents. It is one of the largest local public health organizations in the United States.
The Nevada Primary Care Association has 41 sites state-wide and serves about 100,000 patients annually.