WASHINGTON D.C. (BRPROUD) – On Friday, Sen. Bill Cassidy announced that two grants, totaling $6,860,764, would go to improve medical services in Louisiana.
The Department of Health and Human Services granted $4,217,650 to overdose surveillance and prevention to the Louisiana Department of Health.
“With overdoses on the rise, this is a crucial step in saving Louisiana lives,” Cassidy said.
Children’s Hospital in New Orleans was the other recipient of the grant, in the amount of $2,643,114 for graduate medical education.
Children’s Hospital in New Orleans is the only pediatric hospital in Louisiana to incorporate two academic pediatric medical programs. Children’s Hospital has partnerships with Louisiana State University Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine.
“Our priority should be having the best doctors for our children,” Cassidy said. “This grant helps accomplish that goal.”