CDC and HHS Award $200 Million for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce - Bio-Defense Network
Jun 2021

CDC and HHS Award $200 Million for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce

On June 18, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services awarded 59 jurisdictions with $200 million to bolster support and enhance the disease intervention specialists (DIS) workforce. These awards represent the initial funding of the $1.13 billion investment being made over the next five years, consistent with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and will provide these jurisdiction public health programs and CDC with the support needed to expand and leverage the valuable work of DIS.

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