$8 Million in Affordable Care Act Funds to Help Develop and Modernize Community Health Centers
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the awarding of nearly $8 million for existing Community Health Center Cooperative Agreements. These agreements will provide additional training and technical assistance on a national, regional and state basis to community-based organizations that support community health centers. Funding for the grants is made available by the Affordable Care Act.
“These Health Center Cooperative Agreements help build on the Affordable Care Act’s investments in community health centers”
Health Center Cooperative Agreements support the development and operation of health centers. Cooperative agreement organizations use training and technical assistance funds to support the following core functions related to supporting health centers: community development, expansion planning, patient-centered medical home development, meaningful use health information technology adoption and workforce development.
“These Health Center Cooperative Agreements help build on the Affordable Care Act’s investments in community health centers,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “These funds will provide assistance to community health centers to help them improve access to health care services, especially for those who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.”
Community health centers serve nearly 19 million patients, about 40 percent of whom have no health insurance. Community health centers deliver preventive and primary care services at more than 7,900 service delivery sites around the country to patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Charges for services are set according to income.
“The funding the Secretary announced today will ensure that health centers who need it have the ability to plan for their futures,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N. “Community health centers provide high quality health care to anyone who needs it, these funds make continuing that care possible.”
Over the next five years, the Affordable Care Act will provide $11 billion in funding for the operation, expansion and construction of community health centers across the country. Of the $11 billion, $9.5 billion is targeted to creating new health center sites in medically underserved areas and expanding preventive and primary health care services, including oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, and enabling services at existing health center sites. An additional $1.5 billion will support major construction and renovation projects at health centers nationwide.
Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements FOAHealth Center Technical Assistance and Training Cooperative Agreements Grantee Name City State
AmountAPCA, INC Dba Alaska Primary Care Association Anchorage AK $128,661 Alabama Primary Health Care Assoc, Inc. Montgomery AL $75,000 Community Health Centers Of Arkansas North Little Rock AR $75,000 Arizona Association Of Chc, Inc. Phoenix AZ $129,483 California Primary Care Association Sacramento CA $270,195
Assn Of Asian/Pacific Comm Health OrganizationsOakland CA $46,000 Health Outreach Partners Oakland CA $106,687 National Conference Of State Legislatures Denver CO $55,017 National Network For Oral Health Access Denver CO $92,000 Community Health Association Of Mountain/Plains States Denver CO $75,000 Colorado Community Health Network Denver CO $109,260 Community Health Center Association Of Connecticut, Inc. Newington CT $76,123 National Assembly On School-Based Health Care Washington DC $90,000 Center For Health Policy Development Washington DC $45,972 District Of Columbia Primary Care Association Washington DC $75,000 Florida Association Of Community Health Centers, Inc. Tallahassee FL $98,253 Georgia Association For Primary Health Care Decatur GA $105,230 Hawaii Primary Care Association Honolulu HI $80,689 Pacific Islands Primary Care Association Honolulu HI $75,000 Iowa Nebraska Primary Care Association Urbandale IA $75,000 Idaho Primary Care Association Boise ID $75,543 Illinois Primary Care Association Springfield IL $116,895 Indiana Primary Health Care Association Indianapolis IN $75,000 Kansas Association For The Medically Underserved Topeka KS $75,000 Kentucky Primary Care Association, Inc. Frankfort KY $75,000 Louisiana Primary Care Association, Inc. Baton Rouge LA $75,000 Capital Link, Inc. Boston MA $155,625 MA League Of Community Health Centers Boston MA $145,624 Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers Lanham MD $83,363 National Association of Community Health Centers Bethesda MD
$1,375,000Maine Primary Care Association Augusta ME $86,434 Migrant Health Promotion Saline Ml $78,937 Michigan Primary Care Association Lansing Ml $104,249 Minnesota Association Of Community Health Centers Minneapolis MN $75,000 Missouri Coalition For Primary Health Care Jefferson City MO $97,273 Mississippi Primary Health Care Association Jackson MS $107,356 Montana Primary Care Association Helena MT $110,900 North Carolina Community Health Center Association Morrisville NC $121,454 Bi-State Primary Care Association Concord NH $118,151 New Jersey Primary Care Association Hamilton NJ $76,941 New Mexico Primary Care Association Albuquerque NM $90,547 Great Basin Primary Care Association Carson City NV $75,000 Community Health Care Association Of New York New York NY $120,358 Ohio Primary Care Association Columbus OH $120,323 Oklahoma Community Health Center, Inc. Oklahoma City OK $101,271 Oregon Primary Care Association Portland OR $130,156 National Nursing Centers Consortium Mid City East PA $37,500 Pennsylvania Association Of Community Health Centers Wormleysburg PA $81,058 Associacion De Salud Primaria De Puerto Rico, Inc. San Juan PR $75,000 Rhode Island Health Center Association Providence Rl $75,000 South Carolina Primary Health Care Association Columbia SC $122,357 Community Healthcare Association, Inc./ Community Healthcare Association Of The Dakotas, Inc. Sioux Falls SD $107,948 National Health Care For The Homeless Council, Inc. Nashville TN $223,687 Tennessee Primary Care Association Brentwood TN $90,417 Migrant Clinicians Network, Inc. Austin TX $161,812 Texas Association Of Community Health Care Austin TX $154,298 National Center For Farmworker Health, Inc. Buda TX $227,454 Association For Utah Community Health Salt Lake City UT $86,191 Virginia Primary Care Association, Inc. Richmond VA $135,261 Assoc Of State/Territorial Health Officials Arlington VA $94,883 North American Management Arlington VA $90,386 Washington Association Of Community & Migrant Health Centers Olympia WA $75,000 Northwest Regional Primary Care Association Seattle WA $92,486 Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association Madison Wl $78,470 West Virginia Primary Care Association, Inc. Charleston WV $75,000 Wyoming Primary Care Association Cheyenne WY $75,000 Total $7,909,178 For more information on HRSA’s community health center program, visit http://bphc.hrsa.gov/. For more information about Affordable Care Act investments in community health centers, visit www.HealthCare.gov
Posted: November 19, 2010