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Upton announces additional funding for local community health centers

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Washington, March 24, 2020 | Josh Paciorek (202-313-2643) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, announced today that four local community health centers will receive nearly $350,000 in additional funding to assist them in their response to the coronavirus crisis.

Through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, which Upton voted for and the House passed earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $100 million to 1,381 health centers across the country.

In Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District, the following health centers are receiving supplemental funding:

  • Covered Bridge Healthcare of St. Joseph County, Inc. in Centreville
  • Family Health Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo
  • Intercare Community Health Network in Bangor
  • Lakeland Immediate Care Center in Cassopolis

“We are all facing challenges during the coronanvirus outbreak, but the health care industry especially – those on the front lines in this battle – need every tool in the tool box to help them,” Upton said. “The funding headed to these community health centers will help them address screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies, and boost telehealth capacity while they work to save lives during this crisis. This is an important step as we continue our efforts to get more resources in the hands of our health care workers.”

For more information about COVID-19, visit www.coronavirus.gov/.

 

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