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Iowa to Receive Money for Health Emergencies

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KCCI-TV) Sen. Tom Harkin announced Tuesday that Iowa will receive $8,870,092 in federal funds that will go towards strengthening hospitals and the public health systems response to public health emergencies.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stated that Iowa will receive $2,083,867 for the Hospital Preparedness Program and $6,786,225 for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program.
These federal funds will ensure that Iowas hospitals and public health authorities will have the necessary resources to prepare for and respond to a range of emergencies, and to ensure the health and safety of all Iowans in case disaster strikes, Harkin said.
HPP and PHEPP are critical programs that ensure local communicates can effectively respond to infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, or chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear events.
The funding was provided by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Senate
Harkin is the chairman of HELP.
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