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HHS awards $29 million for health center expansions

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 15, 2011

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The Dept. of Health and Human Services announced Aug. 9 that 67 community health centers had been awarded a total of $28.8 million to expand access to care.

The grants, made available through the health system reform law, are intended to allow health centers to create additional health care access points. The funding is expected to allow the centers to serve about 286,000 patients.

"We are making an investment in the health of people and the health of our communities," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. More than 800 health centers applied for grants.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/08/15/gvbf0815.htm.

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