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February 23, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $2.5 Million for Inland Empire Health Care
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Inland Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (IBHS) received two grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The first grant of $2,488,515 will help IBHS provide an array of key health care services to low-income and at-risk populations throughout the Inland Empire. The second grant provides $126,000 in funding to focus on chronic hypertensive patients and assist IBHS in monitoring and improving their condition through the use of Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure monitoring devices that will feed the data directly to their health centers.
February 18, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Introduces Legislation to Prevent White Supremacists from Infiltrating US Military
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Shielding Our Military from Extremists Act, legislation to help prevent white supremacists and other domestic extremists from enlisting in the US Military. The introduction of the bill follows the publication of a recent report by the Department of Defense (DoD), which was commissioned by language Aguilar previously secured in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020. The report confirms that white supremacist organizations have actively worked to infiltrate the US military in recent years in order to gain combat and tactical training, identify new recruits and use the presence of active duty service members to bring recognition to their organizations.
February 17, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $1.6 Million Research Grant for Veterans’ Health Care
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Dr. Subburaman Mohan, Director of the Musculoskeletal Disease Center, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, has received a $1,611,500 research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant, which will be awarded over a five-year period, will fund cutting-edge research into the link between obesity-caused illnesses and bone fractures, and will support the development of treatment for these conditions. The funding is administered by Loma Linda Veterans Association for Research & Education, a non-profit dedicated to supporting scientific and clinical research at VA Loma Linda Healthcare System and serving veterans through medical research.
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