June 06, 2018

Cortez Masto Applauds over $13 Million in HHS Grants for Nevada Health Programs

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for disbursing over $13 million in grant money to help support critical health services for Nevada’s seniors and low-income families.

“I am thankful for the Department of Health and Human Services’ support in bringing more federal funding to Nevada programs that provide affordable health care and quality services to our state’s most vulnerable patients. These funds will improve the quality of life for Nevadans throughout the state by supporting local community health centers and programs to educate seniors on how to protect themselves from Medicare fraud. I will continue to work in the Senate to secure critical investments that keep our low-income families, children and seniors healthy.”

BACKGROUND:

Jurisdiction/Entity

Location

Quantity

Grant Type

Health Access Washoe County

Reno

$3,686,535

HHS Health Cluster Grant

FirstMed Health and Wellness Center

Las Vegas

$1,286,021

HHS Health Cluster Grant

 

Nevada Health Centers, Inc.

Carson City

$9,009,180

HHS Health Cluster Grant

Nevada Aging and Disability Service Division

Carson City

$258,416

Senior Medicare Patrol Project Grant

The HHS’s Health Cluster Grant program is overseen by the department’s Health Resources and Services Administration agency and supports local health centers who provide care to the economic and medically vulnerable as well as the geographically isolated. The HHS Administration for Community Living’s Senior Medicare Patrol Project provides funds to state or local government programs that protect Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers from healthcare fraud, errors and abuse.

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