Washington, D.C – Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Congressmen Dutch Rupersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Quisey Mfume ( MD-07), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Jamie B. Ruskin (MD-08), and David Trone (MD-06) announced $6,938,832 in federal funding to support initiatives in the area of to promote public health and support infectious disease medical research efforts in Maryland.
These funds for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are directed to the Maryland Department of Health.
“As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we arm ourselves with the necessary data and resources to be prepared for the public health challenges of the future,” said the deputies.
,This federal funding is important in building our understanding of the impact of the environment on public health and infectious diseases. Team Maryland will continue to work to secure federal investment in our state’s medical and healthcare systems.”
Project recipients include:
– Maryland Department of Health Epidemiology and laboratory capabilities for the prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases (ELCs) to support work across a broad spectrum of infectious diseases, including food and waterborne diseases, antimicrobial resistance, vector-borne diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, influenza surveillance and more
$615,000 to the Maryland Department of Health and Human Services to advance Maryland’s health through tracking public health in the environment, which will help us better understand the adverse public health effects of pollutants such as chemicals and emissions.
Funding comes from the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-borne, and Enteric Diseases (CK) and the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) within the CDC.