$8 Million in Affordable Care Act Funds to Help Develop and Modernize Community Health Centers


WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the awarding of nearly $8 million for existing Community Health Center Cooperative Agreements. These agreements will provide additional training and technical assistance on a national, regional and state basis to community-based organizations that support community health centers. Funding for the grants is made available by the Affordable Care Act.

Health Center Cooperative Agreements support the development and operation of health centers. Cooperative agreement organizations use training and technical assistance funds to support the following core functions related to supporting health centers: community development, expansion planning, patient-centered medical home development, meaningful use health information technology adoption and workforce development.

“These Health Center Cooperative Agreements help build on the Affordable Care Act’s investments in community health centers,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “These funds will provide assistance to community health centers to help them improve access to health care services, especially for those who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.”

Community health centers serve nearly 19 million patients, about 40 percent of whom have no health insurance. Community health centers deliver preventive and primary care services at more than 7,900 service delivery sites around the country to patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Charges for services are set according to income.

“The funding the Secretary announced today will ensure that health centers who need it have the ability to plan for their futures,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N. “Community health centers provide high quality health care to anyone who needs it, these funds make continuing that care possible.”

Over the next five years, the Affordable Care Act will provide $11 billion in funding for the operation, expansion and construction of community health centers across the country. Of the $11 billion, $9.5 billion is targeted to creating new health center sites in medically underserved areas and expanding preventive and primary health care services, including oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, and enabling services at existing health center sites. An additional $1.5 billion will support major construction and renovation projects at health centers nationwide.

Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements FOA

Health Center Technical Assistance and Training Cooperative Agreements
Grantee Name     City     State    



APCA, INC Dba Alaska Primary Care Association     Anchorage     AK     $128,661
Alabama Primary Health Care Assoc, Inc.     Montgomery     AL     $75,000
Community Health Centers Of Arkansas     North Little Rock     AR     $75,000
Arizona Association Of Chc, Inc.     Phoenix     AZ     $129,483
California Primary Care Association     Sacramento     CA     $270,195

Assn Of Asian/Pacific Comm Health Organizations

    Oakland     CA     $46,000
Health Outreach Partners     Oakland     CA     $106,687
National Conference Of State Legislatures     Denver     CO     $55,017
National Network For Oral Health Access     Denver     CO     $92,000
Community Health Association Of Mountain/Plains States     Denver     CO     $75,000
Colorado Community Health Network     Denver     CO     $109,260
Community Health Center Association Of Connecticut, Inc.     Newington     CT     $76,123
National Assembly On School-Based Health Care     Washington     DC     $90,000
Center For Health Policy Development     Washington     DC     $45,972
District Of Columbia Primary Care Association     Washington     DC     $75,000
Florida Association Of Community Health Centers, Inc.     Tallahassee     FL     $98,253
Georgia Association For Primary Health Care     Decatur     GA     $105,230
Hawaii Primary Care Association     Honolulu     HI     $80,689
Pacific Islands Primary Care Association     Honolulu     HI     $75,000
Iowa Nebraska Primary Care Association     Urbandale     IA     $75,000
Idaho Primary Care Association     Boise     ID     $75,543
Illinois Primary Care Association     Springfield     IL     $116,895
Indiana Primary Health Care Association     Indianapolis     IN     $75,000
Kansas Association For The Medically Underserved     Topeka     KS     $75,000
Kentucky Primary Care Association, Inc.     Frankfort     KY     $75,000
Louisiana Primary Care Association, Inc.     Baton Rouge     LA     $75,000
Capital Link, Inc.     Boston     MA     $155,625
MA League Of Community Health Centers     Boston     MA     $145,624
Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers     Lanham     MD     $83,363
National Association of Community Health Centers     Bethesda     MD    


Maine Primary Care Association     Augusta     ME     $86,434
Migrant Health Promotion     Saline     Ml     $78,937
Michigan Primary Care Association     Lansing     Ml     $104,249
Minnesota Association Of Community Health Centers     Minneapolis     MN     $75,000
Missouri Coalition For Primary Health Care     Jefferson City     MO     $97,273
Mississippi Primary Health Care Association     Jackson     MS     $107,356
Montana Primary Care Association     Helena     MT     $110,900
North Carolina Community Health Center Association     Morrisville     NC     $121,454
Bi-State Primary Care Association     Concord     NH     $118,151
New Jersey Primary Care Association     Hamilton     NJ     $76,941
New Mexico Primary Care Association     Albuquerque     NM     $90,547
Great Basin Primary Care Association     Carson City     NV     $75,000
Community Health Care Association Of New York     New York     NY     $120,358
Ohio Primary Care Association     Columbus     OH     $120,323
Oklahoma Community Health Center, Inc.     Oklahoma City     OK     $101,271
Oregon Primary Care Association     Portland     OR     $130,156
National Nursing Centers Consortium     Mid City East     PA     $37,500
Pennsylvania Association Of Community Health Centers     Wormleysburg     PA     $81,058
Associacion De Salud Primaria De Puerto Rico, Inc.     San Juan     PR     $75,000
Rhode Island Health Center Association     Providence     Rl     $75,000
South Carolina Primary Health Care Association     Columbia     SC     $122,357
Community Healthcare Association, Inc./ Community Healthcare Association Of The Dakotas, Inc.     Sioux Falls     SD     $107,948
National Health Care For The Homeless Council, Inc.     Nashville     TN     $223,687
Tennessee Primary Care Association     Brentwood     TN     $90,417
Migrant Clinicians Network, Inc.     Austin     TX     $161,812
Texas Association Of Community Health Care     Austin     TX     $154,298
National Center For Farmworker Health, Inc.     Buda     TX     $227,454
Association For Utah Community Health     Salt Lake City     UT     $86,191
Virginia Primary Care Association, Inc.     Richmond     VA     $135,261
Assoc Of State/Territorial Health Officials     Arlington     VA     $94,883
North American Management     Arlington     VA     $90,386
Washington Association Of Community & Migrant Health Centers     Olympia     WA     $75,000
Northwest Regional Primary Care Association     Seattle     WA     $92,486
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association     Madison     Wl     $78,470
West Virginia Primary Care Association, Inc.     Charleston     WV     $75,000
Wyoming Primary Care Association     Cheyenne     WY     $75,000
      Total     $7,909,178

For more information on HRSA’s community health center program, visit http://bphc.hrsa.gov/. For more information about Affordable Care Act investments in community health centers, visit www.HealthCare.gov.

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.


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