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Sen. John Kennedy announces $11M for LDH

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(Editor’s note: This story was originally published July 2, 2020 at 9:42 AM CDT - Updated July 2 at 9:42 AM on wafb.com)

WASHINGTON (Great Health Divide) - Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced Thursday, July 2 that Congress has allocated $11,060,438 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to help the Louisiana Department of Health prepare for future public health emergencies.

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“Health care professionals around Louisiana took unprecedented steps to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, and this HHS funding will help our hospitals continue to prepare for public health emergencies,” said Kennedy.

Projects supported by this funding include:

· $9,100,321 to the Louisiana Department of Health for the Louisiana Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program.

· $1,960,117 to the Louisiana Department of Health for the Louisiana Hospital Preparedness Program.

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