HHS AWARDS GRANTS TO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced more than $28 million in grant funding geared toward the development and expansion of community health centers.
Community health centers are patient-directed and community-based organizations that provide healthcare to the underserved, including low-income, uninsured and homeless populations, in addition to those with limited English proficiency. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) made $11 billion available to community health centers over a five years for the construction, expansion and operation of the centers.
The grants will support full-service healthcare delivery sites providing comprehensive care, and will benefit 286,000 patients in underserved areas, according to HHS.