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HHS Awards Health Infrastructure Investment Funding for Ten Michigan Health Centers

Tuesday, May 10, 2016  
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Lansing, MI, May 9, 2016 – On May 4, 2016, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced over $260 million in funding for facility renovation, expansion or construction at 290 Health Centers in 45 states under the Health Infrastructure Investment Program (HIIP). Among the awardees, ten Michigan Health Centers.

A total of $10,000,000 of HIIP grants were awarded to the following Michigan Health Centers:

Health Center Organization

Location

Grant Amount

Center for Family Health, Inc.

Jackson

$1,000,000

Covenant Community Care, Inc.

Detroit

$1,000,000

Advantage Health Centers

Detroit

$1,000,000

Family Health Center, Inc.

Kalamazoo

$1,000,000

Genesee Health System

Flint

$1,000,000

Intercare Community Health Network

Bangor

$1,000,000

Sterling Area Health Center

Sterling

$1,000,000

Thunder Bay Community Health Service, Inc.

Hillman

$1,000,000

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Gwinn

$1,000,000

The Wellness Plan Detroit $1,000,000

 

“The awards granted by HHS will enable Michigan Health Centers to provide primary and preventive services to additional residents in their respective communities,” states Kim Sibilsky, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Primary Care Association. “The demand for health care services continues to grow and the awards will enable Health Centers to grow their space in order to meet the growing demand in medically underserved areas of Michigan.”


The funding for the HIIP comes from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center (CHC) Fund, which was extended with bipartisan support in the Medicare Access and CHIP reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015.

The funding is projected to reach an additional 52,956 Michigan residents.


Currently, 39 Michigan Health Centers serve more than 615,000 residents at more than 250 delivery sites. The doors of Health Centers are open to all, regardless of insurance status and with fees based on household income. To learn more about Michigan Health Centers and find a Health Center near you, please visit www.mpca.net.

 

For over 35 years, the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) has been the voice for Health Centers and other community-based providers. 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. For more information, please visit www.mpca.net or call 517.381.8000.

 

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