Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced the awarding of a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Greene County Health Care (GCHC). The grant will be used to provide primary health care services to underserved populations in Greene and Pitt counties, as well as migrant and seasonal farm workers in five adjacent counties.
"For almost 40 years Greene County Health Care has provided valuable health care services to Greene and Pitt counties most vulnerable residents," Butterfield said. "I am pleased that they will be able to continue their tremendously important work with this grant."
In 2010, GCHC provided medical, dental, and mental health services to more than 95,000 patients, most of which were uninsured and almost all had incomes below the federal poverty threshold.