Rosen Applauds $55 Million in HHS Funding to Nevada to Assist High Risk and Medically Underserved Populations Affected by COVID-19

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 three grants totaling $55,494,733 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), the Southern Nevada Health District, and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to address COVID-19 disparities among high risk and underserved populations, and support further scientific research.

“Tribal and rural communities and other underserved populations have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Rosen. “Access to quality health care is not only critical to the health of an individual and the larger community, but essential to our nation’s recovery efforts. Our health care infrastructure has been pushed to the limit by this pandemic, but grants like these from HHS will help ensure health care is available to all communities across Nevada and the United States.”

BACKGROUND: The University of Nevada, Reno is receiving $600,000, the Southern Nevada Health District is receiving $22,606,672, and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is receiving $32,288,061.