HHS awards $260 million in funding to 290 health centers

The Department of Health and Human services awarded $260 million in funding to 290 health centers located in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the department announced Wednesday. The funds will go toward helping the centers complete needed renovation, expansion or construction, which will allow them to provide care to more patients. "Health centers are cornerstones of the communities they serve," Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said in the announcement.  "Today's awards will empower health centers to build more capacity and provide needed healthcare to hundreds of thousands of additional individuals and their families." Announcement