FY2016 Health Infrastructure Investment Program Award
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded over $260 Million to health centers across the nation to build and renovate facilities in order to serve more patients. These funds will help over 800,000 new underserved patients receive comprehensive primary and preventative health services.
This funding comes from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center (CHC) Fund, which was extended with bipartisan support in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015.
There were four awards that were given in the state of Colorado totaling $3,999,688, which will allow CHCs to serve a projected 14,484 additional patients.
We are proud to announce that MCPN was among the four award recipients! MCPN received $1 million that will aide in the expansion of North Aurora Family Health Services! Further details will be provided as they come.
Did you know?
Since the beginning of 2009, health centers have added 6 million patients; they now serve nearly 23 million people each year. Today, nearly 1,400 health centers operate
about 9,800 service delivery sites in every U.S. state, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin.
To learn more about HRSA’s Health Center Program, visit their website.