Hartford, CT - On Wednesday, during National Health Center week, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation applauded $2,387,361 in Quality Improvement grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to 16 community health centers across Connecticut.
The Quality Improvement grant award program is funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and is used to improve the quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of community health centers.
“This impactful investment will help improve 16 of Connecticut’s health centers-- strengthening our community health center network and giving more patients access to the top notch care they deserve,” said the delegation. “Community health centers are a lifeline in our communities—providing accessible, high-quality care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. In Connecticut, we’re lucky to have a network of health centers that deliver affordable, exceptional comprehensive care. We will continue to support federal programs that improve the health and wellness of Connecticut’s residents”
A funding breakdown can be found below. A full breakdown, including the specific awards and funding allocations for each community health center, can be found here.
CHARTER OAK HEALTH CENTER, INC: $100,946
COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER OF GREATER TORRINGTON: $67,308
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC: $528,908
COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES, INC: $158,516
CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITIES, INC: $111,472
CORNELL SCOTT HILL HEALTH CORPORATION: $143,308
FAIR HAVEN COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC: $192,750
FAMILY CENTERS, INC: $72,315
FIRST CHOICE HEALTH CENTERS, INC: $141,790
GENERATIONS FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC: $130,050
NORWALK COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC: $77, 862
OPTIMUS HEALTH CARE, INC: $132, 277
SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER: $95,114
STAYWELL HEALTH CARE, INC: $108,860
UNITED COMMUNITY AND FAMILY SERVICES, INC: $71,782
WHEELER CLINIC, INC: $150,603
For this round of funding, HHS will be awarding $125 million in Quality Improvement grant awards to 1,352 community health centers across the country.