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US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

Proudly Representing American Samoa

Healthcare

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June 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes another significant federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of $2,825,506 for American Samoa. The Pacific Basin Grant is offered under the Health Center Cluster Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

April 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes another federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of $256,864 for American Samoa. The Pacific Basin Grant is offered under the Health Center Cluster Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

April 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal grant of $61,555.00 to LBJ Tropical Medical Center for emergency children’s healthcare programs.

“I appreciate this support for health care in American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “Access to necessary health services can sometimes be a challenge in American Samoa, so federal support like this helps assist underrepresented children and children with special health needs receive much needed care.”

January 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Congressional action authorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years, and ending the unnecessary government shutdown late Monday. Congresswoman Amata is pleased that CHIP, a priority which helps ensure access to medical care for many children in American Samoa, is no longer dependent on short term authorization, but in place for the traditional six years. President Trump signed the bill into law immediately Monday night.

January 5, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $2,321,000 federal grant for the American Samoa Department of Health, for the Pacific Basin Health Center Cluster program.

“I appreciate this funding for American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “Access to quality health services can be a major challenge in American Samoa, and federal support like this is part of the constant process of ensuring that care is available.”

December 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Congressional action renewing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which helps ensure access to medical care for many children throughout the country, including American Samoa. Congresswoman Amata also called for the program to be fully reauthorized and funded for the long term.

December 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal grant of more than $200,000 for the American Samoa Department of Health.

“I appreciate this support for health care in American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “Access to necessary health services can sometimes be a challenge in American Samoa, so federal support like this is helpful in the effort to prevent and treat communicable diseases.”

September 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to welcome a $125,000 grant destined for American Samoa from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as part of the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.

September 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to welcome the announcement of a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant of over $175,000 for the American Samoa Government.

“I appreciate this financial support for American Samoa, particularly for healthcare needs,” Aumua Amata said. “Federal funding enables many efforts that otherwise would be difficult to finance in American Samoa, and health related funding is always welcome.”

August 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata was privileged to meet late Monday with some of the Samoan and Polynesian community in Alaska, hosted by the Polynesian Association of Alaska, and discuss issues such as access to healthcare on the islands, immigration and visas, as well as the importance of maintaining a strong culture and communities.