Connecticut is getting $9.7 million in federal grants for community health centers as part of a series of capital investments related to federal health care reform. The new Affordable Health Care Act includes $9.5 billion to expand services nationally over a five year period and $1.5 billion to support construction and renovation projects at community centers. Thanks to this grant, the health centers will be able to serve thousands of new patients.
Funding includes two types of grants.
1. Building Capacity
2. Improve Facility’s Program
Recipients include $5 million for the Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington; $3.5 million for East Hartford Community Healthcare Inc.; $485,850 for Cornell Scott Hill Health Corp. in New Haven; $500,000 for Generations Family Health Center Inc. in Willimantic; and $232,098 for Staywell Health Care, Inc. in Waterbury.
Community health centers, for many Americans, are the major source of care that ranges from prevention to treatment of chronic diseases. This investment will expand U.S. Health and Human Services’ ability to provide high quality care to millions of people while supporting good paying jobs in communities across the country.
For information on the health center program, click here .