HHS Awards Grants for Mental Health, Caregivers, Women’s Health
HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson on Oct. 1 announced several grant awards to help states and organizations address a number of health-related issues. A summary of the awards appears below.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will award $6.8 million to eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia -- areas affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks -- to support emergency mental health services and mental health and substance abuse programs (HHS release, 10/1).
- HHS will award about $6 million in grants to state and area agencies on aging, not-for-profit community service providers, colleges and universities and national agencies on aging for 34 programs developed to help families who care for elderly relatives and elderly relatives who care for children (HHS release, 10/1).
- HHS also will establish four new National Community Centers for Excellence in Women's Health to provide health and social services to women in their communities. HHS will provide $150,000 annually to the centers -- located in Minneapolis, Cleveland, St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Santa Fe, N.M. -- in each of the next five years (HHS release, 10/1).
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