Recovery Blog

Recovery Funding Goes To Community Health Centers

Posted in Agency News by Recovery.gov on June 17, 2011

HHS LogoCommunity Health Centers across the country have received Recovery Act assistance through Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant programs. The Recovery Act provided $500 million to HRSA’s Community Health Center Programs to support increased demand at existing and new service sites. The Recovery Act also provided $1.5 billion in funding for construction, renovation and health information technology equipment. More than 1,100 centers have received funding to make capital investments and hire additional staff.  These Federally Qualified Health Centers serve people regardless of their ability to pay.

Visit the Department of Health and Human Services website to read more about how three community health centers in California, Nebraska, and Alabama are using Recovery funds.

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  1. luis - Verificar Paypal said, on September 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I think this Act will recovery more coverage to low-income people who do not have the ability to afford private health care center, it was time that there was a law allowing the construction, renovation and equipping of health centers, I that this will definitely improve the quality of legal aid centers.
    Personally I am very happy with this news and confident that I will be treated in a better way and that attendance would improve.

  2. Dennis said, on October 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

    There is a need for more clinics to relieve some of the pressure from hospital emergency rooms where many people go when they are sick because they cannot afford a family doctor. Many hospitals are in a poor financial state because they cannot afford to treat so many patients that cannot pay their bill.

  3. Timmothy Rogers said, on October 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    The recovery act provided only $500 million to to help support community clinics. But The Recovery Act also provided $1.5 billion in funding for construction, renovation and health information technology equipment. So let me get this straight it gave 3 times the amount of funding to help build and renovate properties than it did to provide actual health care to people who needed it.


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