Stabenow, Levin Announce $8 Million for Michigan Community Health Centers to Expand Access to Care

Friday, September 12, 2014

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced federal support for 36 Michigan Community Health Centers. The funding, which will expand access to affordable and quality care, comes through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and was made available by the Affordable Care Act.

"Many Michigan families rely on community health centers to receive basic medical services," said Stabenow. "Without these centers, many patients would go without critical health care or be forced to turn to the emergency room, which is a much greater cost. Today's announcement will help community health centers across the state serve thousands of additional patients."

"Michigan's community health centers play a vital role in communities across our state," Levin said. "This federal funding will provide much needed support to these health centers as they offer essential health care services to thousands of Michiganians."

$8,539,761 was awarded to health centers across Michigan, including two community mental health centers. This funding is projected to support 144 new full time employees and 51,635 new patients. Community health centers play a vital role in delivering health care service in high-need communities, whose residents typically lack insurance.

For a list of the 36 health center awardees and award amounts, click here.