23 states, territories awarded $50M to expand access to healthcare
HHS’ investment will allow organizations to create a service delivery site to strengthen services in areas where there is limited access to affordable healthcare
By EMS1 Staff
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.”