House L-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on CDC FY 2022 Budget Request  

The House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee held a hearing on the FY 2022 budget request for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During the hearing, Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) asked CDC Director Rochelle Walensky about what the agency is doing to increase rural vaccine access and uptake. Dr. Walensky responded by acknowledging the agencies efforts to increase grassroots education efforts, funding for community health workers, and telehealth utilization.