Senator Stabenow Applauds Secretary Burwell Announcement of $500,000 for Two Community Health Centers to Help Families in Flint

Genesee Health System and Hamilton Community Health Network will receive $250,000 each to provide additional lead testing, treatment, outreach, and education for families

Thursday, February 18, 2016

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today applauded the announcement by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell that Genesee Health System and Hamilton Community Health Network, which are both Federally Qualified Health Centers, will each receive $250,000 to help meet the increased need for health services in Flint. Senator Stabenow serves as the Ranking Member of the Health Sub-Committee of the Senate Finance Committee.

“I have been extremely pleased to work with Secretary Burwell in advance of her visit and appreciate her responding to our request for additional health care resources to help families in Flint affected by this terrible crisis. While the State must take the lead to meet its responsibility to the community, I will continue to do everything I can to make sure as much federal assistance as possible is available to help Flint families.“