December 3, 2016
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CA Senator Lauds Investments In Community Health Centers

 

 

BOXER LAUDS INVESTMENTS IN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IN CALIFORNIA  

$65 Million for Job-Creating Projects in the State

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) praised President Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for their announcement that more than $­­65 million from the economic recovery package is headed to California to support community health centers across the state.

She attended a White House event today where the President announced nearly $600 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act awards for construction and repairs at 85 community health centers nationwide, and for new investments in health information technology.

Senator Boxer said, “These investments will not only create jobs in California in construction and health care, they will help our community health centers provide affordable, high-quality care to the families who need it most.”

Community health centers provide preventive and primary care services to more than 17 million people nationwide, about 40 percent of whom are uninsured. HHS estimates that the awards announced today would help provide care for more than half a million additional patients in underserved communities.

 

Specifically, the awards will help support the following community health centers and county health agencies in California:

 

Clinica Sierra Vista

Bakersfield

 

$4,008,251

Solano County Health & Social Services Dept.

Fairfield

 

$2,194,196

South Central Family Health Center

Los Angeles

 

$953,743

Contra Costa County Health Services Dept.

Martinez

 

$12,000,000

Golden Valley Health Center

Merced

 

$9,573,010

Petaluma Health Center

Petaluma

 

$8,906,986

Clinica De Salud Del Valle De Salinas

Salinas

 

$2,327,857

Santa Clara Valley Health And Hospital System

San Jose

 

$2,643,343

San Mateo County Health Services Agency

San Mateo

 

$1,765,876

Centro De Salud De La Comunidad San Ysidro

San Ysidro

 

$9,754,515

Vista Community Clinic

Vista

 

$11,473,212

 

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Contact:  Zachary Coile or David Frey
(202) 224-8120



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