September 1, 2021
MCHD announces the awarding of several grants
MOBILE, Ala. — The Prevention & Wellness directorate is one of the cornerstones of traditional health services of the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD). Since 1816, public health in Mobile County has been one of education, prevention, and the promotion of wellness.
To help accomplish these goals, new forms of funding are always being sought. So far in 2021, these efforts have resulted in the awards of several grants:
• $17,837,773 – From the ELC (Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity) for Enhancing Detection Through Coronavirus Response and Relief. This is an award from the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) that was passed through the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) to MCHD. This runs through July 31, 2023.
• $1,250,000 – From the National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities. This is a CDC award passed through ADPH to MCHD. It runs through May 31, 2023. MCHD will establish a leadership-level health equity office to address health disparities in Mobile County. This office will be responsible for evaluating internal and external programs and policies, identifying weaknesses, and laying a foundation for serving vulnerable communities through a health equity lens.
• $30,000 – From the J.L. Bedsole Foundation to support vaccination efforts. This runs through December 31, 2021.
• $27,000 – From the Crampton Trust to support vaccination efforts. This runs through December 31, 2021.