77 Health Centers Receive $650,000 in Grants to Increase Healthcare Access

HHS is awarding $50M to expand access to healthcare at community health centers in 23 states and territories.

WASHINGTON D.C. — Seventy-seven health centers across 23 states, Puerto Rico, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands were awarded $50 million to improve operational support and provide quality healthcare access to vulnerable populations as part of the Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program.

According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release, the funds will be used to establish new service delivery sites at existing health centers, as well as offer new organizations the opportunity to become HRSA Health Center Program grantees.

“HHS aims to help provide all Americans with access to quality healthcare and, ultimately, improve their health. Community health centers play a vital role in that mission, and in the Trump Administration’s vision for healthcare,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said. “Opening new community health centers and creating additional sites of care is a vital way to help expand access to care and improve the health of the nation’s underserved communities, both rural and urban.”

Access a list by state of the organizations being funding on the HRSA website.

Read our previous coverage of the Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program:

HHS Announces $295 Million for Health Centers

Find out about private grant funding for healthcare access:

Aetna to Award $2 Million in 2018 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grants

Access our previous coverage of community health centers:

Community Hospitals at Risk Due to ACA, Medicare Cuts

 

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