Associated Press - January 30, 2012
Chicago officials say that the city is getting nearly $1 million
in federal grants for community mental health and substance abuse
centers to add routine HIV testing and counseling.
The Chicago Department of Public Health announced the funding on
A public health commissioner says that incorporating HIV testing
and treatment is a critical way to enhance overall
The funding comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Service Administration. Officials say the funding is a step
toward reforming and expanding mental health services in Chicago
to provide more care for patients in all city neighborhoods.
The funding follows $500,000 in city funding for community mental
health centers to increase psychiatric services.