CDC Provides New Funding to Combat Infectious Diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it will award a total of over $75 million to health departments in all 50 states to help them respond to infectious disease outbreaks and potential threats. The funds will be used to hire more than 1,000 epidemiologists, health information technology staffers and laboratory professionals who will provide surveillance, detection and response services.

Upcoming Committee Health Hearings

House Education and the Workforce Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee: will hold a field hearing titled “Health Care Challenges Facing Kentucky’s Workers and Job Creators.” 10 a.m. Aug. 27, Farish Theater, Central Library Branch, Lexington Public Library, 140 E. Main.

Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Full Committee hearing titled “A Matter of Life and Death: Examining Preventable Deaths, Patient-Safety Issues and Bonuses for VA Execs Who Oversaw Them,” 9:00 a.m., Sept. 9.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies hearing titled “The Threat to Americans’ Personal Information: A Look into the Security and Reliability of the Health Exchange Data Hub,” 2:00 p.m., Sept. 11.

Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs hearing titled “Implementation Update: Fully Developed Claims,” 3:00 p.m., Sept. 11.

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