HRSA Awards $21.7 Million in Grants to LA County Clinics for Expansion of Services and Improvement to Infrastructure

Posted: September 15, 2015

41 Clinics Receive Funds to Increase Health Care Access

LOS ANGELES –- September 15, 2015 – Today the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support 1,184 clinics across the country. HRSA awarded $350 million to 1,184 clinics nationwide to expand services and $150 million for infrastructure improvements to 160 clinics nationally. In LA County, 41 clinics received a total of $12.7 million in Expanded Services Awards and, of those, 11 clinics received $8.9 million in Health Infrastructure Investment Awards.

“This funding provides critical assistance for health centers in serving their communities and their missions,” Community Clinic Association of LA County (CCALAC) President and CEO Louise McCarthy said in response to the news. “Thanks to these investments, Los Angeles residents will experience increased access to a higher standard of care.”

The Expanded Services funding may be used to expand services such as medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy and vision care. They may also support outreach and enrollment activities and helping individuals find coverage that meets their needs. The 41 LA Health Centers receiving Expanded Services Award include:

All For Health, Health For All
All-Inclusive Community Health Center
AltaMed Health Services Corporation
Antelope Valley Community Clinic
APLA Health & Wellness
Arroyo Vista Family Health Foundation
Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc.
Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center
Benevolence Industries Incorporated
Bienvenidos Community Health Center
Central City Community Health Center, Inc.
ChapCare
Chinatown Service Center
Clinica Msr. Oscar A Romero
Comprehensive Community Health Centers, Inc
East Valley Community Health Center Inc
Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center
El Proyecto Del Barrio, Inc
Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles, Inc.
Herald Christian Health Center
JWCH Institute, Inc.

KHEIR Clinics
Los Angeles Christian Health Centers
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Mission City Community Network, Inc.
Northeast Community Clinic
Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Pomona Community Health Center
QueensCare Health Centers
Samuel Dixon Family Health Center
South Bay Family Health Care Center Inc
South Central Family Health Center
St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, Inc.
T.H.E. Health and Wellness Centers
The Children’s Clinic ‘Serving Children And Their Families’
UMMA Community Clinic
Valley Community Healthcare
Venice Family Clinic
Watts Healthcare Corporation
Westside Family Health Center
Wilmington Community Clinicp
 

The Health Infrastructure funding will allow health centers to renovate or acquire new clinical space to help meet community needs. In LA County, 11 clinics also received Health Infrastructure Awards. Those clinics are:

AltaMed Health Services Corporation
Antelope Valley Community Clinic
ChapCare
East Valley Community Health Center Inc
Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center
JWCH Institute, Inc.

Los Angeles LGBT Center
South Central Family Health Center
St. John’s Well Child And Family Center, Inc.
UMMA Community Clinic
Venice Family Clinic
 

LA County clinics see more 60 percent more people than in 2009, with 1.4 million people choosing clinics for their care needs in 2014. These health centers serve nearly 15 percent of the entire county population, and nearly half of the population living below the poverty level ($2,020 a month for a family of four). Clinics provide comprehensive and culturally appropriate health care services.

“These awards will give 1.4 million more Americans across every state access to comprehensive, quality health care,” said Secretary Burwell. “ With these awards, health centers will be able to do things like increase their hours of operation, hire more behavioral health providers, add dental facilities, better treat patients with opioid use disorders, and help people get coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and make the journey from coverage to primary care.”

THE COMMUNITY CLINIC ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (CCALAC) is the largest regional association of nonprofit community and free clinics in California. Founded in 1994, CCALAC has 57 members that operate nearly 300 clinic sites throughout the County. These clinics serve nearly one million patients per year, the majority of whom are uninsured or underinsured. CCALAC is dedicated to serving and representing the interests of its member clinics as providers of quality health care, including medical, dental and pharmacy services. For more information about CCALAC, visit www.ccalac.org or call (213) 201-6500.

Contact:
Alex Medina, Communications Specialist, (213) 201-6529
Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
700 S. Flower Street, Suite 3150, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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