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(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-- Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray applauded an announcement from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell awarding $1.9 million in Affordable Care Act funding to establish or expand behavioral health services for 20,740 Washington state residents. The health centers will use these new funds for efforts such as hiring new mental health professionals, adding mental and substance use disorder health services at the centers, and employing integrated models of primary care to better deliver overall patient care. 

“Access to mental health care is as critical to overall health as access to physical health care,” Senator Murray said.  “This funding will help expand Washington’s mental health network to offer better care to families across our state.”

More information on the Affordable Care Act and Community Health Centers HERE.

Full breakdown of funding for Washington state:

COLUMBIA VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH

Wenatchee

WA

$ 250,000

COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SPOKANE

Spokane

WA

$ 250,000

COMMUNITY HEALTH OF CENTRAL WASHINGTON

Yakima

WA

$ 250,000

FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS

Okanogan

WA

$ 250,000

HEALTHPOINT

Renton

WA

$ 236,789

SEA-MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

Seattle

WA

$ 249,175

SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD

Seattle

WA

$ 250,000

YAKIMA VALLEY FARM WORKERS CLINIC

Toppenish

WA

$ 250,000