FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2010
Contact: HRSA Press Office
$8 million in Affordable Care Act Funds to Help Develop and Modernize Community Health Centers
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.
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 FOA
Health Center Technical Assistance and Training Cooperative Agreements
APCA, INC Dba Alaska Primary Care Association
Alabama Primary Health Care Assoc, Inc.
Community Health Centers Of Arkansas
North Little Rock
Arizona Association Of Chc, Inc.
California Primary Care Association
Assn Of Asian/Pacific Comm Heallth Organizations
Health Outreach Partners
National Conference Of State Legislatures
National Network For Oral Health Access
Community Health Association Of Mountain/Plains States
Colorado Community Health Network
Community Health Center Association Of Connecticut, Inc.
National Assembly On School-Based Health Care
Center For Health Policy Development
District Of Columbia Primary Care Association
Florida Association Of Community Health Centers, Inc.
Georgia Association For Primary Health Care
Hawaii Primary Care Association
Pacific Islands Primary Care Association
Iowa Nebraska Primary Care Association
Idaho Primary Care Association
Illinois Primary Care Association
Indiana Primary Health Care Association
Kansas Association For The Medically Underserved
Kentucky Primary Care Association, Inc.
Louisiana Primary Care Association, Inc.
Capital Link, Inc.
MA League Of Community Health Centers
Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers
National Association of Community Health Centers
Maine Primary Care Association
Migrant Health Promotion
Michigan Primary Care Association
Minnesota Association Of Community Health Centers
Missouri Coalition For Primary Health Care
Mississippi Primary Health Care Association
Montana Primary Care Association
North Carolina Community Health Center Association
Bi-State Primary Care Association
New Jersey Primary Care Association
New Mexico Primary Care Association
Great Basin Primary Care Association
Community Health Care Association Of New York
Ohio Primary Care Association
Oklahoma Community Health Center, Inc.
Oregon Primary Care Association
National Nursing Centers Consortium
Mid City East
Pennsylvania Association Of Community Health Centers
Associacion De Salud Primaria De Puerto Rico, Inc.
Rhode Island Health Center Association
South Carolina Primary Health Care Association
Community Healthcare Association, Inc./ Community Healthcare Association Of The Dakotas, Inc.
National Health Care For The Homeless Council, Inc.
Tennessee Primary Care Association
Migrant Clinicians Network, Inc.
Texas Association Of Community Health Care
National Center For Farmworker Health, Inc.
Association For Utah Community Health
Salt Lake City
Virginia Primary Care Association, Inc.
Assoc Of State/Territorial Health Officials
North American Management
Washington Association Of Community & Migrant Health Centers
Northwest Regional Primary Care Association
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
West Virginia Primary Care Association, Inc.
Wyoming Primary Care Association
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.
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Last revised: May 7, 2011