HHS Secretary Burwell announces awards: Seven UIHPs received ACA funding to expand primary care services

The Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia M. Burwell, announced on September 15, 2015 nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health centers nationwide in providing primary care services to those who need them most. The awards include approximately $350 million for 1,184 health centers to increase access to services such as medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy, and vision care and nearly $150 million for 160 health centers to be used for facility renovation, expansion, or construction to increase patient or service capacity.

Among the health centers chosen were 7 Urban Indian Health Programs: First Nations Community Health Source, in Albuquerque, NM; Indian Health Board of Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN; Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley in San Jose, CA; Hunter Health Clinic in Wichita, KS; Native Health Center in Phoenix, AZ; Native American Rehabilitation Association of Northwest Inc. in Portland, OR; and NATIVE Project in Spokane, WA.

On behalf of the National Council of Urban Indian Health, I congratulate these outstanding programs and their teams on this enormous success which reflects highly upon all Urban Indian Health Programs,” said Executive Director Maurice “Mo” Smith.


View the HHS Secretary Burwell’s announcement:


View a list of the 1,184 Expanded Services awardees: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/programopportunities/fundingopportunities/ExpandedServices/2015awards/index.html.

View more information on the Health Center Program: www.bphc.hrsa.gov

By Maurice Smith, posted on Tuesday September 15, 2015
HHS, Funding Increase, ACA


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