GREENWICH, Conn. — A federal grant of more than a half-million dollars will fund the construction of a new health center at the Wilbur Peck Court housing development in Greenwich, according to U.S. Rep. Jim Himes.
The $566,667 awarded to Greenwich is part of nearly $3.7 million awarded Tuesday to Connecticut to fund new services at new and existing community health centers across the state. The grant will increase access to health-care services for over 42,500 Connecticut residents, the state's delegation to Washington said.
“Today, we see the ACA (Affordable Care Act) continuing to support programs that serve the Southwest Connecticut residents that need access to health care most,” said Himes (D-4th District). “Family Centers Inc., based out of Greenwich, and recipient of a $566,667 grant to create a new health center at the Wilbur Peck Court housing development, is a vital member of the community and leading example of how access to healthcare can make a dramatic difference in people‘s lives.”
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal also praised the funding.
“This funding is a powerful recognition of the quality of care provided at these centers, and I applaud HHS for this important investment. Community health centers are on the front lines of public health, providing vital, primary care to families across Connecticut," Blumenthal said. "These federal funds will bring new life-saving and life-changing services to successful centers in Middletown, New Haven, Greenwich, Waterbury, Norwich and Plainville, reaching 42,500 Connecticut patients in need.”
This investment will add services to the more than 700 new health center sites across the United States that have opened as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
The funds for Connecticut are as follows:
- Community Health Center Inc., Middletown, $487,500
- Fair Haven Community Health Clinic Inc, New Haven, $444,118
- Family Centers Inc., Greenwich, $566,667
- Staywell Health Care Inc., Waterbury, $441,667
- United Community Services Inc., Norwich, $1,191,667
- Wheeler Clinic Inc., Plainville, $541,667
“Connecticut has been the leading state for ACA enrollment, adding tens of thousands of newly insured residents and expanding access to critical, high-quality primary care services, because of our amazing community health centers,” said U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy. “With new and expanded community health services, Connecticut will continue to be a leader in transforming the way our country provides health care.
"I’m thankful to HHS (Health and Human Services Department) for making this possible, and I’m committed to continuing to work with my colleagues in the congressional delegation to ensure that Connecticut residents receive high-quality, affordable health care.”
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