New Access Point Funding Expands Care to More Than 240,000 Patients

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced over $50 million in funding for 75 health centers in 23 states, Puerto Rico and the Federated State of Micronesia.

“We expect this competitive New Access Point funding to provide health care to more than 240,000 additional patients, ” said Dr. Mary Wakefield,  Acting Deputy Secretary at HHS. “These new health center sites will contribute significantly to the health of families and communities across the nation.”

Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services. Health centers also often integrate access to pharmacy, mental health, substance abuse and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care services.

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