Sacramento County Receives More Than $870,000 in Federal Funds To Provide HIV/AIDS Assistance
Sacramento County, Calif., has received an $870,775 grant from HHS to assist some of the estimated 5,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in the county, Rep. Doris Matsui (D) announced recently, the Sacramento Bee reports. The money will go to the county's Department of Health and Human Services to help HIV-positive residents who do not have health insurance and are financially struggling because of the economic situation. The grant will be used to fund emergency care and expand emergency services for people in the greatest need. "This grant helps those who need it most and shows our commitment to helping those living with HIV/AIDS," Matsui said (Lindelof, Sacramento Bee, 3/8).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.