Mark Udall congratulated five health centers in Craig, Denver, Englewood, Limon and Olathe on receiving more than $2.9 million in competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service. The grants, made possible by the Affordable Care Act, are aimed at expanding the services and resources available through community health centers.
"Improving access and quality in community health centers is one of the very real ways the Affordable Care Act is making a difference in the lives of Coloradans," Udall said. "I want to congratulate these health centers, which already do excellent work making health care affordable and accessible in their communities. These grants also will help create jobs for doctors, nurses, physicians assistants and others who work to improve community health for Coloradans."
The grants are:
$650,000 to the Olathe Community Clinic;
$650,000 to the University of Colorado at Denver;
$608,333 to the Northwest Colorado Visit Nurse Association in Craig;
$608,333 to the Plains Medical Center in Limon; and,
$439,167 to the Metro Community Provider Network in Englewood.