Over $300,000 in funding for ENC Community Health Centers

(WITN) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a total of $327,500 to five East Carolina cities during National Health Center Week.

Funding for the U.S. bailout comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration and will help five community health centers in these cities/towns advance health equity through better data collection and reporting. . Below is a list of cities/municipalities receiving funding:

  • kingston—Kingston Community Health Center, Inc.—$65,500
  • New Bern—Craven County Government—$65,500
  • ocracoke—Ocracoke Health Center Inc.—$65,500
  • snow hill—Greene County Health Care, Inc.—$65,500
  • Washington—Metropolitan Community Health—$65,500

In total, HHS says 37 community health centers across the state will benefit, with $2,421,568 awarded.

The department says the awards will contribute to efforts to eliminate inequities in COVID-19 care and outcomes within communities and other underserved populations. Nationally, nearly $90 million in funding has been announced, which builds on the $7.6 billion invested in President Biden’s US bailout.

“We have prioritized promoting equity in our response to COVID-19 and in all of our work,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said. “Community health centers have played a central role in the country’s response to COVID-19 and now serve more than 30 million people across the country. Today’s investments will help ensure that all patients have equitable access to the high-quality health care they deserve.

More information on funding recipients can be found here.

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