Efforts to Modernize Community Health Centers Get $8 Million in Funding

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded almost $8 million in funding to Community Health Center Cooperative Agreements.  The funding will provide additional training and technical assistance to state, regional and national organizations that support community health centers.  HHS plans on spending $9.5 billion over the next five years creating new health center sites in medically underserved areas and expanding preventive and primary health care services.

“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.”