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August 8, 2017 In The News

Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced Monday that the San Benito Health Foundation received a federal grant of $1.8 million.

The foundation received $1,806,177 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, according to a press release dated August 7. Santa Cruz County received $1,231,719 from the same grant program.

August 8, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jimmy Panetta has announced that health centers in Santa Cruz County and San Benito County have received federal grants totaling more than $3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Santa Cruz County’s share was $1.2 million.

“Community health centers and clinics are integral to our region’s health care system,” said Panetta in a statement released Monday. “These funds will help San Benito and Santa Cruz health centers.”

August 7, 2017 Press Release

SALINAS – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that health centers in San Benito County and Santa Cruz County have received federal grants totaling over $3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The San Benito Health Foundation has received a federal grant totaling $1,806,177 and Santa Cruz County has received a federal grant totaling $1,231,719.

August 7, 2017 Press Release

SALINAS – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) has received two federal grants from the National Institutes of Health. UC Santa Cruz received one federal grant totaling $269,500 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to be used to research how the human body defends against infections.

July 21, 2017 In The News

WHILE SENATE Republicans failed this week to get consensus on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and are plotting their next move, Congressman Jimmy Panetta is not just blaming the GOP for not including Democrats at the table, he’s expressing frustration at his own party for not addressing one of Obamacare’s biggest sticking points — its cost to the middle class.

July 21, 2017 In The News

Rep. Jimmy Panetta announced that the University of California Santa Cruz was awarded a $77,000 federal grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development for a project called The Emergence of Prosocial Behavior in Infants.

The proposed research will improve our understanding of how infants begin to help others by employing a new methodological approach to studying transitions in social development.

July 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), announced that the University of California Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) was awarded a $77,000 federal grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development for a project called The Emergence of Prosocial Behavior in Infants.

June 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), announced that the Santa Cruz Women's Health Center has received a federal grant totaling $1,543,619 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration.

June 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), announced that the University of California Santa Cruz has received a federal grant totaling $502,691 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research grant will be used to study roundworms to understand how our diets and experiences might impact our descendants.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) released the following statement in response to the Senate’s health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.