Twenty-six Virginia health centers will receive $1.7 million in federal funding

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The U.S. bailout will provide $1,768,500 in federal funding to health centers in Virginia.

The senses. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced Tuesday that the funding will enable health centers to advance health equity through better data collection and reporting, as well as support data modernization efforts to better identify and respond to patient and community needs through improved data quality. .

Awarded through the Health Resources & Services Administration, according to a press release, the funding will also advance COVID-19 response, mitigation and recovery efforts, and help prepare for future health emergencies. public.

“During the pandemic, we have seen how outdated public health data systems have hampered efforts to provide care to people across Virginia and our country, especially to our most vulnerable communities,” Warner said. and Kaine in the press release. “This funding will help ensure that Community Health Centers have the resources they need to continue serving their communities. »

Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced legislation earlier this year to modernize the nation’s public health data infrastructure. The provisions of Kaine’s legislation were included in the Pandemic PREVENTION Act, which happened in March.

Twenty-six Commonwealth Health Centers will each receive $65,500, along with Lynchburg’s The Community Access Network, Inc., a similar health center (L2C) program. The press release stated that L2C are community health care providers who do not receive funding from the Health Centers program, but who are eligible to apply for certain federal benefit programs.

Harrisonburg Community Health Center, Inc. in Harrisonburg, Loudoun Community Health Center in Leesburg, Lexington’s Rockbridge Area Free Clinic, Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness in Martinsville, Highland Medical Center in Monterey, Roanoke’s Kuumba Community Health & Wellness Center, Inc. , and Richmond’s Daily Planet Inc. The City of Richmond is among the funding recipients.

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