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 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington state will receive over $10 million to expand services at community health centers throughout the state as part of the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. As a senior member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, Murray worked to ensure that job-creating investments in Washington’s health centers were a key component of the Recovery Act.  Senator Murray voted to pass the Recovery Act on February 13th. The bill was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th.

“We’re moving quickly to get Economic Recovery funding working in Washington state communities,” said Senator Murray. “Community health centers provide quality and affordable health care for all Washington residents and I will continue to work to help expand their services. This funding will allow health centers to protect jobs, keep overall health care costs down, and keep their doors open to the local community.”

The funding announced for Washington state is part of $338 million included in the Recovery Act for Increased Demand for Services (IDS) grants. Strategies to increase the services of our community health centers may include adding new providers and expanding hours of operations.

The following Washington state health centers will receive federal funding:  

Health Center Grantee Name
City
State
ZIP
Award Amount
INTERFAITH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
BELLINGHAM
WA
98225
$200,823
COMMUNITY HLTH CTR OF SNOHOMISH COUNTY
EVERETT
WA
98206
$453,819
LEWIS COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES, INC. D/B/A VALLEY VIEW HEALTH CENTER
CHEHALIS
WA
98532
$192,143
COWLITZ FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
LONGVIEW
WA
98632
$331,319
MOSES LAKE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
MOSES LAKE
WA
98837
$358,968
LA CLINICA/SOUTH COLUMBIA RURAL HEALTH
PASCO
WA
99301
$408,662
YAKIMA VALLEY FARMWORKERS CLINIC
TOPPENISH
WA
98948
$1,343,306
COLUMBIA VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH
WENATCHEE
WA
98801
$396,564
COMMUNITY HEALTH OF CENTRAL WASHINGTON
YAKIMA
WA
98902
$119,221
YAKIMA NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH SERVICES
YAKIMA
WA
98901
$289,374
N.E.W. HEALTH PROGRAMS
CHEWELAH
WA
99109
$221,375
COLVILLE CONFEDERATED TRIBES
INCHELIUM
WA
99138
$142,375
FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS
OKANOGAN
WA
98840
$254,053
COLUMBIA BASIN HEALTH ASSOCIATION
OTHELLO
WA
99344
$373,217
COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SPOKANE
SPOKANE
WA
99205
$451,879
PENINSULA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
BREMERTON
WA
98337
$269,694
METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
TACOMA
WA
98402
$156,087
COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY CLINIC
SEATTLE
WA
98112
$333,441
INTERNATIONAL  COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
SEATTLE
WA
98114
$280,685
PUGET SOUND NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTERS
SEATTLE
WA
98104
$738,072
SEA-MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
SEATTLE
WA
98108
$1,396,186
SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD INC
SEATTLE
WA
98114
$209,474
SEATTLE-KING COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT
SEATTLE
WA
98104
$408,355
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF KING COUNTY
RENTON
WA
98057
$825,867
COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE
TACOMA
WA
98421
$482,860