HHS grants offered for primary care
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 8, 2010
The Dept. of Health and Human Services is making $335 million available to boost primary care services across the country. The funds will help increase access to preventive and primary care at existing health center sites.
The expansion of sites and services will help community health centers serve nearly double the number of patients they do today, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay, officials said.
"We are committed to improving the overall health and wellness of our nation's underserved communities and the expanded services grants are a step in the right direction," said Mary Wakefield, PhD, administrator of HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration. "These new investments will allow existing health centers to improve and expand vital primary health care services and continue to meet the increased demand for services."
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/11/08/gvbf1108.htm.