Shelby County granted $6.5M to address COVID-19 health disparities

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Published: May. 28, 2021 at 9:08 AM CDT
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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County will receive millions of dollars in grant funds to address COVID-19 health disparities in the community.

On Friday, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced the Center for Disease Control and Prevention will provide a grant of over $6.5 million to Shelby County for its initiative to address disparities within communities that are high risk and underserved.

Cohen made the following statement regarding the grant:

“This critical funding will help us reach those Shelby County residents who have been infected during this pandemic as well as those whose socio-economic or other circumstances make them difficult to reach for vaccinations and follow-up care. I’m pleased the CDC’s foresight in this effort will improve health outcomes and save lives.”

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