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Amata Welcomes $60,000 child health care grant for American Samoa

Congresswoman Aumua Amata [SN file photo]
Source: Office of the Congresswoman

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal grant of $61,555.00 to LBJ Tropical Medical Center for emergency children’s healthcare programs.

“I appreciate this support for health care in American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “Access to necessary health services can sometimes be a challenge in American Samoa, so federal support like this helps assist underrepresented children and children with special health needs receive much needed care.”

The grant was issued through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program. The EMSC Program works to institutionalize pediatric-centered healthcare programs within the States and territories. The purpose of the EMSC Partnership Grant is to assist States/Territories to expand and improve their capacity to reduce and ameliorate pediatric emergencies and to solidify the integration of a pediatric focus within local EMS systems.

“Thank you to the Health Resources and Services Administration for their role in supporting the health care needs of our island’s children,” continued Congresswoman Amata. “I also want to thank local Chief of EMS, Fuapopo Avegalio and everyone else in the Health Department working on this program.”