Schiff-Backed Community Project at Children’s Hospital L.A. Receives $1.6 Million in Federal Funds
Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has received nearly $1.6 million in federal funds for new equipment to improve and expand its capabilities to diagnose children with complex conditions and genetic disorders. Schiff requested and secured funding for the project through the fiscal year 2022 federal government funding legislation.
“There is no greater investment than the health of our children. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles gives young people in my district and beyond the opportunity to live brighter, healthier futures, and that’s why I leapt at the opportunity to support their work with federal funding,” said Schiff. “These new funds will allow CHLA to provide even more cutting-edge, personalized services to children who need them most, and to continue fostering health and hope in Southern California.”
The Department of Health and Human Services has allocated nearly $1.6 million to CHLA to purchase Whole Genome Sequencing equipment, which enables advanced diagnosis and personalized care for children with complex conditions, such as autism and developmental disorders, as well as rapid diagnosis of rare genetic disorders in newborns. The new equipment will greatly improve diagnostic capability, as well as enable CHLA to perform significantly improved genetic testing for even more patients.
“On behalf of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I am profoundly grateful to Congressman Schiff for delivering this much-needed genomic sequencing technology to our Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,” said Paul S. Viviano, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “His unwavering commitment to CHLA and child health made this crucial addition of leading-edge equipment possible, and it will go a long way toward ensuring that all children in Los Angeles and beyond have access to the highly personalized care they deserve, powered by the amazing promise of genomic medicine.”
CHLA is one of ten local organizations Schiff secured nearly $8 million in funding for in the fiscal year 2022 federal government funding legislation – which was signed into law by President Biden in March.
For fiscal year 2023, Schiff has requested nearly $15.4 million for fifteen housing, homelessness support, employment, public safety, public health, and education projects throughout California’s 28th congressional district.