CDC Awards $3 Billion to Strengthen Health Infrastructure

Director says health agencies strained by COVID pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced last week that, through the American Rescue Plan, they are awarding over $3 billion to all state, local, and territorial health departments. Director Rochelle Walensky said the infrastructure and workforce of the public health sector were strained by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the system was not in peak condition before the pandemic began.

“The pandemic severely stressed (the health) agencies, which were already weakened by neglect and underinvestment,” stated Director Walensky. “This grant gives these agencies critical funding and flexibility to build and reinforce the nation’s public health workforce and infrastructure.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Walensky as she oversees awarding of funds to strengthen health infrastructure.
  • For CDC officials as they assess public health needs and risks.
  • For the president and his administration as they grapple with the current state of the coronavirus and its variants.

Sources: CDC, Reuters


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