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HRSA announces new grant awards to expand CHCs

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced awards of new grants to expand community health centers (CHCs). The grants were awarded to 219 CHCs to help expand access to care for more than 1.25 million additional patients and create approximately 5,640 jobs by establishing new health center service delivery sites. CHCs work to improve the health of the nation by ensuring access to quality primary health care services. The awards announced today total $128.6 million and will go to community health centers in 41 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands. Through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) commitment to expand access to high quality health care for all Americans, these grants will support establishment of new full-time service delivery sites. The 5,640 jobs created through the awards announced today will go to doctors, nurses, dental providers, and many other staff supporting services to more than 1.25 million new patients. Eligible applicants included public or nonprofit private entities, including tribal, faith-based and community-based organizations who meet health center funding requirements.

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