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HHS Awards Funding for Eight New Health Center Sites in Michigan

Tuesday, May 5, 2015  
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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today approximately $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support 164 new Health Center sites across the country. The new Health Centers are projected to increase access to health care services for nearly 650,000 patients nationwide.

“Health centers are keystones of the communities they serve,” said Secretary Burwell. “Today’s awards will enable more individuals and families to have access to the affordable, quality health care that Health Centers provide.”

New Access Point grant awards totaling $5,056,209 have been awarded to eight Health Centers in Michigan. With this funding, Health Centers will be able to provide care up to a proposed 28,804 Michigan residents.


Health Center Organization

New AccessPoint Location(s)

Grant Amount

Advantage Health Centers



Alcona Health Center



Center for Family Health



Cherry Health



Isabella Citizens for Health

Mount Pleasant


Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network



Sterling Area Health Center

Whittemore / Hale


Wayne County Healthy Communities Health Center




“Today’s announcement from HHS will allow Michigan Health Centers to expand quality, affordable health care to residents,” states Rebecca Cienki, Chief Operating Officer, Michigan Primary Care Association. “The New Access Point grants will enable Health Centers to reach populations in new communities where necessary health care services are currently unavailable.”


Michigan Health Centers are currently health care homes for more than 600,000 people across the state. Health care teams at over 240 Michigan Health Center sites provide high-quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care services, regardless of insurance status or income level. In addition to providing primary care services, Health Centers help patients overcome barriers to accessing care by coordinating services and providing supports such as transportation and translation.


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



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