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Murray Applauds Federal Investment in Twenty-Five Washington State Health Centers

Sep 12 2014

Funding will create jobs, help more families access primary care

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray applauded an announcement from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell that twenty-five health centers across Washington state will receive a total of more than $7.4 million in Affordable Care Act funding to increase access to primary care.

The awards will create an estimated 104 jobs and enable centers to expand their hours and add new services, such as oral health, mental health, pharmacy, and vision. HHS estimates that as a result of the awards, Washington state health centers will be able to reach 40,005 new patients.

“Washington state’s community health centers are helping families get primary care when and where they need it, and I’m so pleased that thanks to today’s announcement, our centers will have more resources to  improve health care for families throughout our state,” said Senator Murray.

Recent data show that in addition to increasing access to primary care, health centers have played an important role in helping families get health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

See below or click here for the list of Washington state awardees.

Full breakdown of funding for Washington state:

Awardee Name

City

State

Award Amount

COLUMBIA BASIN HEALTH ASSOCIATION

OTHELLO

WA

$281,168

COLUMBIA VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH

WENATCHEE

WA

$273,278

COLVILLE CONFEDERATED TRIBES

NESPELEM

WA

$197,182

COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SPOKANE

SPOKANE

WA

$368,980

Community Health Care

Tacoma

WA

$271,028

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY

EVERETT

WA

$322,782

Community Health Of Central Washington

Yakima

WA

$252,756

COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY CLINIC

SEATTLE

WA

$258,688

COWLITZ FAMILY HEALTH CENTER

LONGVIEW

WA

$258,222

FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS

OKANOGAN

WA

$234,772

HEALTHPOINT

RENTON

WA

$448,220

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

BELLINGHAM

WA

$227,596

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

SEATTLE

WA

$247,292

KING, COUNTY OF

SEATTLE

WA

$259,490

LEWIS COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES INC

CHEHALIS

WA

$249,488

METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, THE

TACOMA

WA

$192,952

MOSES LAKE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

MOSES LAKE

WA

$265,708

NEIGHBORCARE HEALTH

SEATTLE

WA

$386,176

NEW HEALTH PROGRAMS ASSOCIATION

CHEWELAH

WA

$222,596

PENINSULA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

BREMERTON

WA

$261,618

SEA-MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

SEATTLE

WA

$715,514

SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD

SEATTLE

WA

$212,184

TRI-CITIES COMMUNITY HEALTH

PASCO

WA

$267,704

YAKIMA NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH SERVICES

YAKIMA

WA

$247,680

YAKIMA VALLEY FARM WORKERS CLINIC

TOPPENISH

WA

$568,330