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Carter Announces Federal Health Center Improvement Grants for the First District

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Washington, August 28, 2020 | comments
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today announced federal grants for health centers in the First District from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The health centers will use these funds to further strengthen quality improvement activities and expand quality primary health care service delivery.

"As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critically important to ensure the health centers in the First District are able to deliver the best care possible," said Carter. "These grants will work to make great health centers even better by expanding quality health care delivery. I am very glad to see the federal government make this important investment in the health of our citizens."

“These quality improvement awards support health centers across the country in delivering care to nearly 30 million people, providing a convenient source of quality care that has grown even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “These awards help ensure that all patients who visit a HRSA-funded health center continue to receive the highest quality of care, including access to COVID-19 testing and treatment.”

Health Center Quality Improvement FY 2020 Grant Awards in the First District:

Curtis V Cooper Primary Health Care in Savannah: $48,250
J C Lewis Health Center in Savannah: $95,721
McKinney Medical Center in Waycross: $53,236
Diversity Health Center in Hinesville: $67,726
Coastal Community Health Services in Brunswick: $50,034

Background from HHS:

Health centers deliver comprehensive care to people who are low-income, uninsured or face other obstacles to getting health care. On top of the safety-net that they provide, health centers have been on the front lines preventing and responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, including providing over 3 million COVID-19 tests. Health centers continue to provide essential services for our nation’s most vulnerable and medically underserved populations, including those who often do not have access to care, before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The quality improvement awards recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvements from the previous year.
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