Additional Funding to Support Community Health
Millions rely on federally qualified health centers for numerous health services
By Medline Newsroom Staff | April 30, 2018
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) released a statement expressing their appreciation for a new congressional bill that will provide $1.6 billion in discretionary grant funding to support Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) through the Community Health Center Program.
Nearly 26 million people turn to FQHCs for their primary health care. In Greenville, Ohio, about 29,000 of the residents are visiting their county’s FQHC, Family Health Services of Darke County.
“Family Health has grown substantially,” said Jean Young, CEO of Family Health Services. “We are now able to take care of everybody from birth to the end of life. We offer many services. We offer dental. We offer vision and behavioral health, radiology, pharmacy and lab and of course the medical practice.”
The NACHC statement also said the latest funding announcement expands primary care access in over 10,000 rural and urban communities. The statement also said work must continue in order to continue providing high quality, affordable, and accessible care to all those in need.
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