Senator Jean Fuller's request for $3 million for valley fever research was signed into law by Governor Brown Wednesday.
"This has been a long, dramatic fight to get this funding to where it is needed most and where it will be most effective," said Senator Fuller. "The Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical Center is well-positioned to make the most of this investment, and provide the most direct care to patients who are fighting this devastating disease."
A release from Senator Fuller's officer said Senator Fuller's request will expand research and treatment facilities at the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical Center. This expansion will increase the number of patients who can receive the best treatments available and will aid in the effort to find a cure for Valley Fever.
The $3 million request for the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical Center is part of a one-time $8 million General Fund expenditure, which includes $2 million for outreach and awareness at the Department Public Health and $3 million for research for the University of California.
Kern Medical released a statement saying they are delighted to receive the funding.