A total of almost $3.5 million over five years will fund medical outreach for the homeless and infectious disease research
One New Mexico health care organization will receive $431,075 per year for five years to pay for medical outreach for the homeless, while another will get $255,846 per year over five years to fund infectious disease research, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., announced Wednesday.
Udall made the announcement in a news release that said the grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will go to Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless and the Biomedical Research Institute of New Mexico.
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless will receive the federal money to continue to provide free outreach and site-based primary medical, dental and specialty services to the approximately 4,800 homeless people in the Albuquerque area, according to the news release.
The news release said the Biomedical Research Institute of New Mexico in Albuquerque will receive funding to identify risk factors of young, healthy adults who may develop MRSA infections.