OR Senators: $42M coming for health infrastructure and housing for people with HIV/AIDS

WASHINGTON D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and
Ron Wyden announced that Oregon is receiving $39,664,611 from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve public health infrastructure
and $2,347,258 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
to support the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.

“It’s vital that patients and their families receive
timely, quality care and crucial wraparound supports,” said Merkley.
“This funding from the CDC and HUD will provide immense benefits to
Oregonians by investing in both health care infrastructure and supporting
housing needs-ensuring Oregonians can continue getting the care they

“These federal investments in public health and in
housing for Oregonians living with HIV/AIDS are both timely and essential for
quality of life in our state,” Wyden said. “Keeping Oregonians
healthy with access to the care and the housing they need must always be a top
priority, and I’ll keep battling for those funds in every part of the

The CDC’s Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure,
Workforce, and Data Systems grant, which is funded in part by the American
Rescue Plan Act, supports critical public health infrastructure needs across
the United States by ensuring that communities have the people, services, and
systems needed to promote and protect health.

Recipients and awards of this program can be found below:

Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division: $30,571,393

Multnomah County Health Department: $9,093,218