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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will invest $2,250 billion over two years to address health disparities related to coronavirus disease and promote equity among high-risk and underserved populations.

The CDC plan is part of an initiative funded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and is expected to award funds to up to 108 loosely associated state, local, territorial and state health departments.

CDC will accept applications for this initiative through April 30, 2021.

According to an official communication sent to the media, "This funding represents CDC's largest investment to date to support communities affected by health disparities related to COVID-XNUMX." COVID-19".

"Everyone in America should have an equal opportunity to be as healthy as possible," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.

"This investment will be monumental in anchoring equity at the center of our nation's response to COVID-19, and is a key step forward in bringing resources and focus to health inequities that have persisted for too long in our country." , he added.

This new CDC effort will seek to address health disparities among populations in high-risk and underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minority populations, and rural communities. Source the New Day

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