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HUD, HHS Officials to Discuss Joint Effort on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Federal officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will discuss a joint agency effort in the mid-Atlantic region to increase access to COVID-19 prevention and treatment services among underserved communities, including among HUD-assisted households and people experiencing homelessness. Reading Mayor Eddie MorĂ¡n and leaders from the Berks Community Health Center and Reading Housing Authority will join the discussion.|

Officials will highlight the availability of COVID-19 vaccines at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) like the Berks Community Health Center and how residents can access them. FQHCs are community-based health care providers that receive funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas, including those communities where families and individuals are living in HUD-assisted housing.

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra announced their partnership last month in Washington, D.C.

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