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New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers

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U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell

Senators Murray, Cantwell Announce Significant New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers

Washington
August 15, 2018

Contacts:  Kerry Arndt (Murray) (202) 224-2834 | Bryan Watt (Cantwell) (202) 224-8277

Senators Murray, Cantwell Announce Significant New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $3.8 million dollars to Washington state community health centers 

Announcement is part of $125.3 million awarded to health centers nationwide to improve health care quality and access

For full list of grantees, from Spokane to Yakima to Seattle, CLICK HERE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) shared the news that community health centers across Washington state were awarded a total of more than $3.8 million dollars from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grants, awarded to 27 community health centers around the state, will support the centers’ work to increase access to health care for families, continue to improve quality and value of care, address health disparities, and more.

The grants in Washington state were part of a larger announcement that HRSA was awarding $125.3 million quality improvement grants to community health centers nationwide. The announcement follows Senator Murray’s successful efforts earlier this year to reauthorize the community health center program and to increase funding for community health centers by $200 million in a recent bipartisan budget deal. Senator Cantwell, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and a long-time supporter of community health centers, has helped defend and preserve Medicaid, a vital source of funding to community health centers and their patients, from draconian budget cut proposals.

“Community health centers play a critical role in making sure patients and families across Washington state, and across the country, have access to quality health care—which is why we need to make sure these centers have the resources they need,” said Senator Murray. “I’m glad we were able to reach a bipartisan agreement earlier this year to help community health centers support and enhance the great work they already do to make sure patients and families in all corners of our country have quality care within reach regardless of income, and I hope we can continue to build on that progress.”

“Community health centers provide essential health care for many of Washington’s most vulnerable patients and communities,” said Senator Cantwell. “Many children and families throughout our state rely on community health centers for primary care, dental care, mental health and addiction services, and other important health needs. I’m proud to support our community health centers, and I’m glad we have secured more resources to foster innovation and deliver high-value care to families throughout Washington state.”

For more information on these awards, including specific grants in Washington state, click HERE.

Full list of WA grantees below and HERE:

Health Center Grantee State Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporters  Clinical Quality Improvers  Health Center Quality Leaders  National Quality Leaders  Enhancing Access to Care  Delivering High Value Health Care  Addressing Health Disparities  Advancing Health Information Technology  Achieving PCMH Recognition 
COLUMBIA BASIN HEALTH ASSOCIATION WA $5,000 $45,716 $59,716 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $35,000
COLUMBIA VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH WA $5,000 $31,355 $0 $0 $20,000 $0 $7,500 $5,000 $50,000
COLVILLE CONFEDERATED TRIBES WA $5,000 $13,734 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0
COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SPOKANE WA $5,000 $79,217 $0 $0 $20,000 $0 $54,500 $6,000 $70,000
COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE WA $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000 $35,000
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY WA $5,000 $65,488 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000 $0
COMMUNITY HEALTH OF CENTRAL WASHINGTON WA $5,000 $36,792 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $50,000
COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY CLINIC WA $5,000 $25,213 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000 $35,000
COWLITZ FAMILY HEALTH CENTER WA $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $60,000
FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS WA $5,000 $25,354 $0 $42,104 $0 $0 $0 $6,000 $55,000
HEALTHPOINT WA $5,000 $94,614 $0 $0 $10,000 $0 $52,500 $6,000 $75,000
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES WA $5,000 $36,058 $55,558 $55,558 $10,000 $0 $32,000 $5,000 $50,000
LEWIS COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES, INC. D/B/A VALLEY VIEW HEALTH CENTER WA $5,000 $30,553 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $48,000 $6,000 $80,000
MATTAWA COMMUNITY MEDICAL CLINIC WA $5,000 $9,990 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0
MOSES LAKE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WA $5,000 $0 $48,262 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000 $35,000
N. A. T. I. V. E. PROJECT, THE WA $0 $8,668 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000 $30,000
NEIGHBORCARE HEALTH WA $5,000 $80,715 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $37,500 $6,000 $60,000
NEW HEALTH PROGRAMS ASSOCIATION WA $5,000 $21,285 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $60,000
NORTH OLYMPIC HEALTHCARE NETWORK PC WA $5,000 $11,333 $28,583 $0 $5,000 $0 $30,000 $5,000 $30,000
PENINSULA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES WA $5,000 $37,280 $49,030 $0 $20,000 $0 $60,000 $6,000 $60,000
SEA-MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WA $5,000 $221,894 $235,894 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000 $130,000
SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD INC WA $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $30,000
SEATTLE-KING COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT WA $0 $23,457 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $40,000
TRI-CITIES COMMUNITY HEALTH WA $5,000 $32,318 $0 $0 $10,000 $0 $15,000 $4,000 $50,000
UNITY CARE NORTHWEST WA $5,000 $26,287 $0 $0 $20,000 $0 $22,500 $5,000 $35,000
YAKIMA NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH SERVICES WA $5,000 $33,784 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000 $50,000
YAKIMA VALLEY FARMWORKERS CLINIC WA $5,000 $156,071 $0 $0 $20,000 $0 $39,500 $6,000 $125,000