Amata welcomes $9,000 health care grant

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $9,385 federal grant for the American Samoa Department of Health.

“I appreciate this health funding for American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “Access to quality health services can be a major challenge in American Samoa, and federal support like this is part of the constant process of ensuring that care is available for maternal and child health services.”

Specifically, this U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant is through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau Programs and designated for the Health Department in American Samoa.

HRSA is the primary federal agency tasked with improving health care for geographically isolated populations, or otherwise economically or medically vulnerable groups. This health services grant is part of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau State Systems Development Initiative.

“Thank you to the Health Resources and Services Administration for their role in supporting health care in American Samoa,” continued Congresswoman Amata. “Congratulations to Director Motusa Tuileama Nua and the Health Department, and Margaret Sesepasara and everyone involved in this program as they use these funds to deliver care to those in need.”

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