$28 million in federal funds awarded to community health centers across Hawaii
Last week, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz announced $28,750,365 in new federal funds for 14 community health centers (CHCs) across Hawaii. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program.
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Community health centers are non-profit organizations located in areas where there are barriers to health care access. CHCs offer comprehensive health care services including primary care, behavioral health care, dental services, prescription drugs, and diagnostic services.
Broken down by island, the 14 community health centers include:
- Kalihi-Palama Health Center, $3,518,386
- Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services, $2,922,712
- Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, $3,510,777
- Waimanalo Health Center, $2,031,688
- Waikiki Health, $1,742,347
- Koolauloa Health Center, $1,710,765
- Hoola Lahui Hawai‘i, $1,369,194
- West Hawai‘i Community Health Center, $2,505,787;
- Hamakua-Kohala Health Centers, $1,497,992
- The Bay Clinic, $1,724,793
- Molokai Community Health Center, $1,292,131
- Lanai Community Health Center, $1,669,959
“Community health centers offer an affordable and accessible outlet for thousands of people across our state to receive care they might not otherwise be able to,” said Senator Schatz in a press release. “This funding will give these centers the resources to continue providing comprehensive health services to Hawai‘i families where they are needed most.