HHS Awards $22 Million in Grants for Substance Abuse/HIV Prevention Programs
HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson yesterday awarded approximately $21.85 million in grants for substance abuse prevention services that are "integrated with HIV prevention services" and target youth and other "at-risk populations" within minority communities. Forty-eight grants totaling $16.2 million will provide support for prevention services, and an additional $5.65 million will fund 46 grants for the creation of prevention infrastructure in affected communities. Charles Curie, administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, said, "Protecting youth is a very high priority for SAMHSA. This is part of our efforts to provide help to organizations in minority communities that are disproportionately affected by HIV and drug addiction" (SAMHSA release, 10/7).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.