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WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today announced that Louisiana will receive more than $6.8 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for cancer prevention and control programs as well as maternal and child health services.  

“I want to thank the U .S. Department of Health and Human Services for these funds,” said Sen. Kennedy.   “This money plays a vital role in ensuring that doctors and health care providers have access to necessary tools to both prevent and treat cancer in Louisiana.  I am also grateful for the funds directed towards medical programs that help mothers and children across our state.”

The grants are as followed:

  • Louisianan State University HSC: $2,994,553.00
    • Cancer Prevention and Control Programs for State, Territorial and Tribal Organizations
  • Louisiana Departments of Health and Hospitals: $3,887,393.00
    • Maternal and Child Health Services