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HHS funds centers to serve uninsured
Thirty-one new community health centers are to be funded through $16 million in grants recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The centers are expected to provide health care services to an estimated 254,000 people, including many who are uninsured, according to an announcement by HHS.
The grants are part of a five-year Health Centers Initiative by the Bush administration to add 1,200 new or expanded health center sites by 2006. The centers will provide preventive and primary care services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. For more on the grants, including a list of recipients, go to www.hhs.gov.