Durbin Announces More Than $1.7 Million For Improvements to Illinois Health Centers

Chicago health centers to receive grants totaling over $954,000

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced a total of $1,703,777 in funding through the Affordable Care Act to support construction and renovation projects at community health centers in Chicago, Illinois and the Chicagoland area. This funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), was made available through the Patient Centered Medical Home Facility Improvement Grant program.


“Community health centers serve an important purpose for families in Illinois and across the country,” Durbin said. “With the help of these federal resources, made available through the Affordable Care Act, Illinois health centers can continue to improve the care and critical services they offer those in Chicago and the surrounding communities.”


Under this announcement, the following community health centers will be awarded funding:



  • Access Community Health Network (Chicago, IL): $250,000 in funding;
  • Erie Family Health Center (Chicago, IL): $250,000 in funding;
  • Heartland Health Outreach, Inc (Chicago, IL): $204,963 in funding and;
  • Heartland International Health Centers (Chicago, IL): $250,000 in funding.




  • Community Nurse Health Association (La Grange, IL): $250,000 in funding;
  • PCC Community Wellness Center (Oak Park, IL): $250,000 in funding and;
  • Will County Community Health Center (Joliet, IL): $248,814 in funding.