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HHS Awards Funding for Five New Health Center Sites in Michigan

Wednesday, August 12, 2015  
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Lansing, MI, August 12, 2015 - Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced yesterday an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support 266 new Health Center sites in 46 states across the country. The new Health Center sites are projected to increase access to health care services for over 1.2 million patients. 


“These funds build on the strong legacy of the Health Center program and provide even more individuals and families with access to the care they need the most,” said Acting Deputy Secretary Mary Wakefield. 


New Access Point grant awards totaling $4,020,676 have been awarded to five Health Centers in Michigan. With this funding, Health Centers will be able to provide care up to a proposed 24,435 Michigan residents. This announcement builds upon $5,056,209 awarded to eight Health Centers in Michigan in May. 


Health Center Organization

New AccessPoint Location(s)

Grant Amount

Hamilton Community Health Network

Lapeer

$983,333

Health Delivery

Saginaw

$1,083,333

Ingham Community Health Center

Lansing

$329,010

Northwest Michigan Health Services

Benzonia

$1,083,333

Packard Health

Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti

$541,667

 

  

“The New Access Point grants announced yesterday will allow Health Centers to reach further into communities where necessary health care services are often scarce,” states Rebecca Cienki, Chief Operating Officer, Michigan Primary Care Association. “This added investment recognizes the pivotal role Health Centers play in the lives of over 600,000 Michigan residents and the success Health Centers have demonstrated in improving health and wellness in the communities they serve.”  


Yesterday’s announcement was made during National Health Center Week, a celebration and recognition of Health Centers’ legacy in providing quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventive health care to over 24 million Americans through more than 9,200 delivery sites across every state and territory including over 250 delivery sites in Michigan. In recognition, Governor Rick Snyder proclaimed August Health Center Month in Michigan and in celebration, Michigan Health Centers, along with their nationwide peers, are hosting events throughout the month of August to share with patients and community members.


To learn more about Michigan Health Centers and find a Health Center near you, please visit www.mpca.net


About Michigan Primary Care Association

For over 30 years, the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) has been the voice for Health Centers and other community-based providers. The MPCA is a leader in building a healthy society in which all residents have convenient and affordable access to quality health care. MPCA’s mission is to promote, support, and develop comprehensive, accessible, and affordable quality community-based primary care services to everyone in Michigan. To learn more about Michigan Health Centers and find a Health Center near you, please visit www.mpca.net. 

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Health Center Organization

New AccessPoint Location(s)

Grant Amount

Advantage Health Centers

Detroit

$483,333

Alcona Health Center

Cheboygan

$704,167

Center for Family Health

Hillsdale

$561,809

Cherry Health

Charlotte

$608,333

Isabella Citizens for Health

Mount Pleasant

$704,167

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network

Pontiac

$704,167

Sterling Area Health Center

Whittemore / Hale

$598,566

Wayne County Healthy Communities Health Center

Wayne

$691,667

 

Health Center Organization

New AccessPoint Location(s)

Grant Amount

Advantage Health Centers

Detroit

$483,333

Alcona Health Center

Cheboygan

$704,167

Center for Family Health

Hillsdale

$561,809

Cherry Health

Charlotte

$608,333

Isabella Citizens for Health

Mount Pleasant

$704,167

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network

Pontiac

$704,167

Sterling Area Health Center

Whittemore / Hale

$598,566

Wayne County Healthy Communities Health Center

Wayne

$691,667

 


 
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