$169 Million for Community Health Centers

An additional $169 million in ACA funding was just announced by HHS to go to 266 Community Health Centers in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to deliver comprehensive primary healthcare services.

The new health center sites that received funding are projected to increase access to healthcare services for over 1.2 million patients. These awards build on the $101 million awarded to 164 new health center sites in May 2015.

This investment will add to the more than 700 new health center sites that have opened as a result of ACA. What started with one clinic in rural Mississippi and another in south Boston is now a national program that supports 1,300 community-based and patient directed health centers with 9,000 sites serving nearly 23 million people.

http://bphc.hrsa.gov/programopportunities/fundingopportunities/NAP/0815awards/index.html has the list of the community health centers and locations that received funding.

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