Durbin Announces A More Than $27.3 Million Investment In Chicagoland Health Care Programs, Community Health Centers
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a total of $27,319,481 in grants to support the establishment or enhancement of several health care programs at health departments and community health centers in Chicago and Aurora, Illinois.
“Community health centers are a valuable resource for families in both rural and urban medically underserved areas. Today’s funding is an important investment in the Illinois public health system and the many quality services at Chicagoland community health centers – particularly HIV/AIDS care,” said Durbin.
The following health departments and community health centers will be awarded funding under today’s announcement:
- The Chicago Department of Public Health in Chicago, Illinois will receive $21,703,315 in funding to expand primary and emergency care services and testing for HIV/AIDS patients.
- The Access Community Health Network in Chicago, Illinois will receive $2,856,967 in funding to expand primary care services and operations at the center.
- The VNA Health Care Center in Aurora, Illinois will receive $1,118,132 in funding to expand primary care services and operations at the center.
Also under this announcement, the El Valor Corporation in Chicago, Illinois will receive $1,641,067 in funding to support Early Head Start projects.
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