The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has awarded more than $7 million to eight health centers in Indiana. The funds will help with facility renovation, expansion or construction to better assist underserved populations throughout the state.
The funding comes from the Community Health Center Fund, which is a part of the Affordable Care Act. It comes in addition to the $2 million awarded to Indiana health centers in September.
"Providing funding to help health centers renovate their facilities will allow them to provide care to more patients," said HRSA Acting Associate Administrator Jim Macrae. "Perhaps more importantly though, health centers will now be able to provide more health services in one location, better meeting the needs of their communities."
The amount of funding Indiana received was part of a total of $260 million that went to 290 health centers in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The Indiana recipients include:
- Clinton: Valley Professionals Community Health Center Inc. – $1 million
- Gary: Community Healthnet – $1 million
- Indianapolis: Healthnet Inc. – $1 million
- Indianapolis: Raphael Health Clinic – $1 million
- Jeffersonville: Family Health Center of Clark County Inc. – $999,999
- Merrillville: Southlake Community Mental Health Center – $422,404
- Portage: Northshore Health Centers Inc. – $650,000
- West Lafayette: Purdue University – $945,574