HRSA Invests Funding to Expand Quality Improvement in LA County

Posted: August 25, 2015

38 LA Health Centers Receive Awards for Quality, Access and Value

LOS ANGELES – August 25, 2015 – Today the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $63.3 million in grants to support 1,153 health center sites across the United States. Health centers will use these funds to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure, and improve primary care service delivery in the communities they serve. In California, 135 health centers received $8.5 million in awards, with 38 LA-based organizations receiving more than $2.2 million.

“This funding gives a much-needed boost to community health centers as they advance the evolution of health care in LA County,” Community Clinic Association of LA County (CCALAC) President and CEO Louise McCarthy said in response to the news. “Since the start of the health center movement 50 years ago, health centers have worked to continuously improve the quality of care they provide. Today’s announcement is a further investment in this model system of high quality care.”

LA Organizations that were awarded new funding include:

• All For Health, Health For All
• Altamed Health Services Corporation
• APLA Health & Wellness
• Arroyo Vista Family Health Foundation
• Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc.
• Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center
• 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.
• JWCH Institute, Inc.
• KHEIR Center
• Los Angeles Christian Health Centers
• Los Angeles LGBT Center
• Mission City Community Network, Inc.
• North East Medical Services
• Northeast Community Clinic, Inc
• Northeast Valley Health Corporation
• Pomona Community Health Center
• QueensCare Health Centers
• Saban Community Clinic
• Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers
• South Bay Family Health Care Center Inc
• South Central Family Health Center
• T.H.E. Health and Wellness Centers
• The Achievable Foundation
• The Children’s Clinic ‘Serving Children And Their Families’
• UMMA Community Health Care
• Valley Community Healthcare
• Venice Family Clinic
• Watts Healthcare Corporation
• Westside Family Health Center
• Wilmington Community Clinic

In LA County, community clinics and health centers serve more than 1.4 million people each year. 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). These clinics are working toward a coordinated and cohesive system of care which supports the health of all communities. Clinics and health centers provide medical, dental care service, behavioral health services, and enabling services such as legal aid and translation supports.

“These funds will allow high performing health centers to continue to deliver better, smarter care to their patients,” said HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care Acting Associate Administrator Tonya Bowers.

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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