(Washington, D.C) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded an announcement from the Health Resources and Services Administration that it has awarded nearly $1.9 million in grants to community centers throughout Washington state, including sites in Spokane, Wenatchee, Tacoma, Longview, Yakima, and Seattle. Health centers will use these funds to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure, and improve primary care service delivery in the communities they serve. The funding was made possible by the Affordable Care Act.

“Community health centers deliver top-notch healthcare at the local level to those who need it the most,” Senator Murray said. “I applaud this investment to improve the quality of care provided by clinics that are on the front line. I will keep fighting back in the other Washington to build on the progress made in the Affordable Care Act by making health care more affordable, expanding access to care, and improving health care quality for Washington state families and communities.”

List of Health Center Grantees: (For a more detailed breakdown, click here.)

OTHELLO: Columbia Basin Health Association: $130,563

WENATCHEE: Columbia Valley Community Health: $20,979

SPOKANE: Community Health Association of Spokane: $71,192

TACOMA Community Health Care: $190,490 The Metropolitan Development Council: $28,828

EVERETT Community Health Center of Snohomish County: $132,100

YAKIMA: Community Health of Central Washington: $122,988 Yakima Neighborhood Health Services: $129, 520

TOPPENISH: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic: $210,975

INCHELIUM: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation: $32,391

LONGVIEW: Cowlitz Family Health Center: $15,000

OKANOGAN: Family Health Centers: $23,194

RENTON: Healthpoint: $102,181

BELLINGHAM: Interfaith Community Health Center: $46,021

SEATTLE: International Community Health Services: $155,139 King County: $17,402 Neighborcare Health: $15,000 Sea-Mar Community Health Center: $132,516 Seattle Indian Health Board: $21,815

CHEHALIS: Lewis County Community Health Services: $71,501

MOSES LAKE: Moses Lake Community Health Center: $47,507

CHEWELAH: New Health Programs Association: $49,535

BREMERTON: Peninsula Community Health Services: $67,233

PASCO: Tri-Cities Community Health: $19,879