WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded nearly $800,000 to Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Child and Family Services to support pediatric mental health care along with maternal and child services for Nevada families.
“Pediatric mental health and maternal health are unfortunately among the most underfunded areas in our health care system,” said Senator Rosen. “This critical funding will help invest in the well-being of our children and families.”
Senator Rosen has been a staunch advocate for mental and maternal health care. Recently, Senator Rosen introduced bipartisan legislation to address the nation’s mental health crisis, including legislation that funds training for teachers and first responders to recognize symptoms of youth mental health needs. Senator Rosen has also introduced legislation to combat disparities in maternal health. Her bipartisan Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act, which requires the Federal Communications Commission to map areas in the United States that have both broadband service gaps and high rates of poor maternal health outcomes, passed the Senate back in March.