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HHS Provides Funding to Community Health Centers, Increasing Care Access for Millions

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Jenni Muns

Policy Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

HHS Provides Funding to Community Health Centers, Increasing Care Access for Millions

August 20, 2015 | Uncategorized | Comments
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 new health center sites, increasing access to health care services for an estimated 1.2 million people (HHS).

The National Council congratulates our members who were selected to receive grants:

  • Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska
  • Southcentral Foundation
  • Valle Del Sol
  • Wheeler Clinic
  • Bread for the City
  • Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center
  • Chestnut Health Systems
  • Porter-Starke Services
  • Community Clinic, Inc.
  • Preferred Family Healthcare
  • Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc.
  • Swope Health Services Behavioral Health Department
  • Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare
  • ICL Health Care Choices
  • Morris Heights Health Center
  • Project Renewal

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers serve 1 in 14 people living in the United States.