Seven Missouri health centers will receive a combined total of just more than $1.5 million in Affordable Care Act funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. The funds are part of $35.7 million in grants that will be doled out to 147 health centers across the United States, HHS announced in a news release.
The money is earmarked for new construction and renovations at the health centers, which are facilities that provide health care to underserved communities.
“Health centers provide access to quality health care for millions of Americans regardless of their ability to pay,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said in a release. “We’re making these investments so that health centers will be able to provide even higher quality services to the patients that rely upon them.”
Below is a look at the Missouri facilities receiving grant money, and how much funding they will receive.
|Health center||City||Award amount|
|Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Centers||St. Louis||$250000|
|Community Treatment Incorporated||Festus||$250000|
|Douglas County Public Health Services Group||Ava||$250000|
|Family Health Center of Boone County||Columbia||$250000|
|Great Mines Health Center||Potosi||$249486|
|Northeast Missouri Health Council||Kirksville||$250000|
|Swope Health Servies||Kansas City||$72911|