Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced two U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants totaling $2,606,543. The first grant of $1,978,941 was awarded to the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The second grant of $627,602 is awarded to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for oral diseases and disorders research.
“I’m proud to announce a new round of HHS grant funding to support the work and research of some of Nevada’s top care and educational institutions. With this grant award, the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services will continue to support low-income pregnant women and families with the resources and skills parents need to raise a healthy child. And with new funding for research, the students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are leading the way in making new discoveries in health research. I’m working in Congress to ensure that future funding continues to support our working class families and students in the Silver State.”
In April, Senator Cortez Masto joined her colleagues in urging Senate leadership to include additional funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV).
The MIECHV program aims to give pregnant women and families, particularly those considered at-risk, necessary resources and skills to raise children who are physically, socially, and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.
More on UNLV’s latest research initiatives can be found here.