Mar 31 2009
Senator Warner announced today that more funds from the economic recovery package will go toward strengthening the services of 24 community health centers in Virginia.
More than $5.2 million will be used by the health centers over the next two years to create or save staff positions at a time when clinics have seen increasing number of patients who lack health insurance during this economic downturn. These health centers deliver preventive and primary care services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Charges for services are set according to income.
Senator Warner said of the grants:
"These grants will help expand access to high quality health care service for Virginians who don’t have insurance, while creating and preserving health care provider jobs as well, especially in some of our rural areas."
Here are Virginia's grant recipients, by region:
|Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. (Alexandria)||$300,177|
|Loudoun Community Health Center (Leesburg)||$100,000|
|Greater Prince William Community Health Center (Woodbridge)||$100,000|
RICHMOND AND SURROUNDING AREAS
|Daily Planet (Richmond)||$179,035|
|Vernon J. Harris East End CHC (Richmond)||$223,889|
|Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. (Nassawadox)||$381,599|
|Peninsula Institute for Community Health (Newport News)||$404,653|
|Portsmouth Community Health Center, Inc. (Portsmouth)||$217,721|
|Horizon Health Services, Inc. (Ivor)||$128,329|
|Boydton Community Health Facility, Inc. (Boydton)||$145,367|
|Piedmont Access to Health Services (Paths) (Danville)||$189,738|
|Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness (Martinsville)||$120,228|
|Central Virginia Health Services (New Canton)||$606,087|
|Southern Dominion Health Systems, Inc. (Victoria)||$232,365|
|Johnson Health Center (Lynchburg)||$232,564|
|Blue Ridge Medical Center, Inc. (Arrington)||$239,719|
|Harrisonburg Community Health Center, Inc. (Harrisonburg)||$100,000|
|Highland Medical Center, Inc. (Monterey)||$116,106|
ROANOKE & SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
|Bland County Medical Clinic, Inc. (Bastian)||$159,956|
|Clinch River Health Services, Inc. (Dungannon)||$128,894|
|Laurel Fork Health Commission, Inc. (Laurel Fork)||$172,280|
|Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems, Inc. (Saltville)||$295,780|
|St. Charles Health Council, Inc. (St. Charles)||$325,085|
|Kuumba Comm. Health & Wellness Center (Roanoke)||$140,177|
Grantees submitted plans explaining how the funds would be used, which include strategies to expand services, including the addition of new providers, expanded hours of operation or expanded services.
These awards are the second set of health center grants provided through the Recovery Act. On March 2, we announced grants worth $155 million to establish 126 new health centers. Those grants will provide access to health center care for 750,000 people in 39 states and two territories.
To find a health center near you or to learn more about health centers, visit http://bphc.hrsa.gov/.