Stabenow, Peters Announce More Than $5 Million to Expand Access to Quality Care in MichiganTuesday, May 05, 2015
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced federal support for new Michigan Community Health Center locations and to expand access to affordable and quality care. The funding comes through the Health Resources and Services Administration's Health Center New Access Point program, which was made available by the Affordable Care Act.
"Today's announcement will help community health centers open new locations and provide basic medical services to thousands of patients," said Stabenow. "Thanks to this support, families across Michigan will have access to the health care they need. Without centers like these, patients could be forced to turn to the emergency room, which is a much greater cost for communities."
"Michigan's health centers provide important access to comprehensive health services and offer quality medical care for patients who are often underserved or lack access to care," Peters said. "Michiganders rely on these clinics for their primary health care needs, and these awards will help health centers offer accessible services to more than 28,000 new patients across our state."
$5,056,209 was awarded to health centers across Michigan, including centers that provide extensive mental health services. This funding is projected to support 28,804 new patients. Community health centers play a vital role in delivering health care service in high-need communities, whose residents typically lack insurance.
Below is a list of the health center awardees and award amounts:
ALCONA CITIZENS FOR HEALTH, INC. in LINCOLN, MI -- $704,167
CENTER FOR FAMILY HEALTH, INC. in JACKSON, MI -- $561,809
CHERRY STREET SERVICES, INC. in GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- $608,333
DETROIT HEALTH CARE FOR THE HOMELESS in DETROIT, MI -- $483,333
ISABELLA CITIZENS FOR HEALTH, INC. in MOUNT PLEASANT, MI -- $704,167
OAKLAND INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE NETWORK in PONTIAC, MI -- $704,167
STERLING AREA HEALTH CENTER in STERLING, MI -- $598,566
CHARTER COUNTY OF WAYNE in DETROIT, MI -- $691,667
MICHIGAN TOTAL: 8 awards to serve a proposed 28,804 new patients -- $5,056,209
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