Alaska health centers receive over $1.3 million in grants

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of $125 million in Quality Improvement Award (QIA) grants today to centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. 27 health centers in Alaska were awarded funds totaling $1,387,944.

The announcement comes during National Health Center Week which highlights the critical role community health centers play in providing high-quality, affordable, primary healthcare. The grant awards are funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those health centers that have made significant gains in quality improvement from the previous year. The health centers will use the funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the communities they serve.

This year’s QIA recognized achievements in the following categories: Improving quality of care, enhancing access to care, delivering high value care, addressing health disparities, and advancing health information technology (HIT).

Alaska awardees include:

  • Aleutian Pribilof Island Associations – $59,386.00
  • Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center – $51,503.00
  • Bethel Family Clinic – $68,080.00
  • Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation – $11,000.00
  • Bristol Bay Borough – $50,379.00
  • Council of Athabascan Tribal Government – $12,820.00
  • Cross Road Health Ministries – $53,862.00
  • Eastern Aleutian Tribes – $83,487.00
  • Girdwood Health Clinic – $16,450.00
  • Iliuliuk Family and Health Services – $55,318.00
  • Interior Community Health Center – $80,572.00
  • Kodiak Area Native Association – $77,633.00
  • Kodiak Island Health Care Foundation – $51,970.00
  • Manillaq Association – $11,000.00
  • Mat-Su Health Services – $64,282.00
  • Municipality of Skagway – $22,129.00
  • Native Village of Eyak – $41,000.00
  • Norton Sound Health Corporation – $87,248.00
  • Peninsula Community Health Services Of Alaska – $57,028.00
  • Seldovia Village Tribe – $81,929.00
  • City of Seward – $75,314.00
  • Southcentral Foundation – $100,132.00
  • Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium – $44,191.00
  • Sunshine Community Health Center – $41,000.00
  • Tanana Chiefs Conference – $53,766.00
  • Yakutat Tlingit Tribe – $12,809.00
  • Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation – $23,656.00

For the national list of awardees check here.