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US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

Proudly Representing American Samoa

Amata Announces $3 Million Grant for AS Department of Health

May 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, was pleased to announce the awarding of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) supplemental grant in the amount of $3,031,114 to the American Samoa Department of Health, for the Pacific Basin Health Center Cluster program.

“I am pleased to announce a grant award from HRSA for over $3 million to the American Samoa Department of Health.  These funds are a continuation of the grant allocation for the local health care centers in American Samoa,” stated Amata.  “The people of American Samoa rely heavily upon the health centers, and I want to thank the officials at HRSA for recognizing the need and awarding this important funding,” continued the Congresswoman.

Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services.  Health centers also often integrate access to pharmacy, mental health, substance abuse, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care services.  Health centers deliver care to the Nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, and the Nation’s veterans.

“I want to once again thank HRSA officials for these funds, as well as Project Director Manhart Alo and his team for their hard work in obtaining this important funding for American Samoa.

 

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