New federal primary care grants announced
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 23, 2010
Up to $250 million in grants to boost primary care services are now available as part of a federal program to help set up "new access points," or sites that provide comprehensive primary and preventive care.
The funds will be awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, officials announced Aug. 9. New access points will improve health status and decrease health disparities of medically underserved populations, officials said.
Organizations eligible to compete for the money include community-based groups that meet health center funding requirements. "Competitive applications will demonstrate a high level of need in the community, present a sound proposal to meet this need and show that the organization is ready to quickly put their proposal to work," said HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/08/23/gvbf0823.htm.