HHS to Grant $727M to Community Health Centers

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , October 11, 2010

The Capital Development program grants, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration, builds on the more than $2 billion investment in community health centers in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"Many of these community health centers need more modern space to meet the increasing patient demand for services," says HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, RN. "These funds will help community health centers build new facilities and modernize their current sites in their continuing effort to provide the best care possible to more and more people in need."

Over the next five years, the Affordable Care Act will provide $11 billion for the operation, expansion and construction of community health centers across the country to serve nearly double the number of patients receiving care, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

A state by state list of Recovery Act investments in community health centers is available here.

John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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