Hawaii will receive $219,075 in federal funding to support several community health centers, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Senator Daniel K. Akaka and U.S. Representative Mazie K. Hirono announced today.
The Waimanalo Health Center, The Bay Clinic in Hilo, and the Hana Community Health Center will receive grants to enhance and expand their healthcare services.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administers the competitive Health Center Cluster Grants, which were created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to create jobs and spur economic growth.
"These health clinics are critical to meeting the immediate health needs of the communities they serve," said Senator Akaka. "I am pleased that they will be receiving more Federal support to carry out their important work in underserved communities on Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island."
"Community health centers provide much needed healthcare in rural and underserved communities where residents may face financial, cultural, or geographic barriers to quality, affordable care," said Senator Inouye. "Community health centers play a vital role in promoting wellness and improving the quality of life for Hawaii's residents."
"These outstanding local community health centers work each day to improve the lives of their patients, especially in high-need areas of my congressional district," said Congresswoman Mazie Hirono. "By supporting community health centers, we recognize that all families deserve basic health services, regardless of where they live or the amount of money in their bank accounts."
Health Center Cluster Grant Recipients:
Waimanalo Health Center $86,325
The Bay Clinic $72,302
Hana Community Health Center $60,448