HHS Grants $30.6M to 46 Community Health Centers in California
On Thursday, HHS awarded a total of $30.6 million in grants under the Affordable Care Act to 46 community health centers in California to expand access to care for uninsured and underinsured state residents, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Details of Grants
The grants were part of $150 million awarded nationwide to help care for about 1.25 million patients (Seipel, San Jose Mercury News, 11/7).
The California grants will go toward the care of more than 333,000 patients (Stockton Record, 11/8).
In a release, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said health centers are "key partners in the improving access to quality, affordable health care services for those who need it most" and "in helping uninsured residents sign up for health coverage" through the ACA (HHS release, 11/7).
Of the facilities in California that received grants on Thursday, the largest awards -- $900,000 each -- were given to:
- Mission City Community Network in North Hills;
- University Muslim Medical Association in Los Angeles; and
- Valley Health Team in San Joaquin (Health Resources and Services Administration release, 11/7).
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