Guam DMHSA Gets $619.6K From HSS for TB & STD Prevention

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Guam – Guam’s Department of  Mental Health and Substance Abuse has received $619,672  from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prevent the spread of tuberculosis and fight the spread of  Sexually Transmitted Diseases [STDs] and Viral Hepatitis.

In a release announcing the grant, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo says These funds will be used to streamline healthcare delivery by expanding service integration and maximizing opportunities to screen, test, treat and vaccinate those in need of these services on our island.”

READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $619,672 to Guam Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 12, 2012 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $619,672 to the Guam Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The funds were awarded through the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB Prevention office.

This Integration of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Programs grant is limited to health departments of the six U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands’ jurisdictions, including Guam. The cooperative agreement grant may be used to strengthen core HIV, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB prevention and treatment efforts in the U.S. Asia and Pacific Islands.

“These funds will be used to streamline healthcare delivery by expanding service integration and maximizing opportunities to screen, test, treat and vaccinate those in need of these services on our island,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “I look forward to the Guam Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse implementing these funds to improve the health of those in our community whom are negatively affected by these diseases.”