Friday, December 9, 2011

HHS Awards $14 Million for School-Based Health Centers

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $14 million to 45 school-based health centers throughout the nation. Made possible by the Affordable Care Act, the funds awarded this week are the second in a series of awards that will allow already exciting health care centers to expand their capacity and modernize their facilities.

School-based health centers are a critical component of quality healthcare for children and adolescents, particularly those that have chronic health conditions. In addition to providing primary care, school-based health centers generally provide mental health care, substance abuse counseling, dental health, and health education services. The $14 million awarded this week will allow an additional 53,000 children in 29 states to receive school-based healthcare, in addition to fostering job growth in areas of construction, renovation and equipment. For a complete list of grantees, please click here.

For more information on how your community can benefit from opportunities in the Affordable Care Act, please review CSSP’s “Affordable Care Act Funding Opportunities.”

For more information on school-based health centers, please click here.

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