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HHS awards $48M to health centers to expand HIV prevention, treatment
2021-09-16

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On Sept. 16, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded more than $48 million to 271 HRSA-supported health centers across 26 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to expand HIV prevention and treatment, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) related services, outreach and care coordination.

This investment is part of HHS' Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, which aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the United States by 90 percent by 2030. This funding will expand HIV prevention services that decrease the risk of HIV transmission in counties, territories and states prioritized due to substantial HIV diagnosis.

The $48 million in awards include nearly $38 million in FY 2021 initial Ending the HIV Epidemic: Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funding to 108 HRSA-supported health centers not funded in FY 2020; and more than $10 million in additional resources to expand the efforts of the 163 HRSA-supported health centers who received FY 2020 PCHP funding.

Illinois received six awards totaling $2,166,149 in funding. The recipients are all in Chicago: Alivio Medical Center; Chicago Family Health Center, Inc.; Esperanza Health Centers; Friend Family Health Center, Inc.; Primecare Community Health, Inc.; and TCA Health Inc.


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