Kansas gets $8.8 million in federal grants to prepare for health care emergencies

07/02/2014 8:26 AM

07/02/2014 8:27 AM

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $8.8 million in grants to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to improve the readiness of health care agencies and institutions that face emergencies, according to a news release.

Kansas was awarded $2,078,328 for its hospital preparedness program and $6,771,315 in public health emergency funds.

The programs are meant to provide resources in case of “infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, or chemical, biological, or radiological nuclear events.”

The grants were awarded to all states and some territories and major cities. Nationwide, they totaled more than $840 million.

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