Community Health Centers get a boost from the ACA

Several community health centers in New York are now the proud recipients of a cool $42 million, courtesy of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  These awards are split into two categories, the first to help existing health centers with long-term projects to expand their facilities.  The second to help health centers with pressing facility and equipment needs.

The money is part of the more than $728 million that has been issued to support 398 community health center renovation and construction projects around the nation. This additional funding is expected to help community health centers care for more patients, and create new jobs.

This is all part of a larger series of capital investments that the ACA is financing for communtiy health centers.  Over the next five years, the law will provide $9.5 billion to expand services, and $1.5 billion to support major construction and renovation projects at community health centers.

New York’s recipients are as follows:

Buidling Capacity Grant Award

  • Sunset Park Health Council, Inc., (Brooklyn) – $5,000,000
  • Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. (Buffalo) – $5,000,000
  • Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Inc. (New York) – $3,000,000
  • Covenant House (New York) – $2,495,475
  • William F. Ryan Community Health Center, Inc. (New York) – $4,658,340
  • Open Door Family Medical Center, Inc. (Ossining) – $3,272,528
  • Hudson River Health Care (Peekskill) – $4,500,000
  • Hudson Headwaters Health Network (Queensbury) – $5,000,000
  • Community Health Center of Richmond (Staten Island) – $2,790,150

Immediate Facilty Improvement Program Grant:

  • Whitney M. Young, Jr. Community Health Center (Albany) – $500,000
  • Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx) – $482,050
  • Morris Heights Health Center (Bronx) – $500,000
  • Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. (Brooklyn) – $498,184
  • Sunset Park Health Council, Inc. (Brooklyn) – $500,000
  • Northwest Buffalo Community Health Center, Inc. (Buffalo) – $500,000
  • Middletown Community Health Center, Inc. (Middletown) – $500,000
  • Community Healthcare Network (New York) – $500,000
  • Settlement Health and Medical Services (New York) – $490,000
  • The Institute for Family Health (New York) – $500,000
  • William F. Ryan Community Health Center, Inc. (New York) – $99,187
  • Hudson River Health Care (Peekskill) – $420,000
  • Finger Lakes Migrant Health Care Project, Inc. (Penn Yan) – $277,717
  • Rochester Primary Care Network (Rochester) – $498,500

For a full list of recipients in every state, click here and here.