Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Press Release - $7.5M for Community Health Centers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2009

 

CONTACT:

Evan Dreyer, 720.350.8370, evan.dreyer@state.co.us

 

GOV. RITTER HAILS RECOVERY FUNDS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

 

Gov. Bill Ritter said today that the $7.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds heading to Colorado's 15 Community Health Centers will improve care for Colorado residents and create and preserve jobs all across the state.

 

"Community Health Centers are a vital part of our health care safety net," Gov. Ritter said. "They provide high-quality care to 500,000 Coloradans, many of whom are uninsured or on Medicaid. This Recovery Act funding will help protect or create good jobs in the health care sector and ensure these health centers continue providing care at time when more and more families are relying on safety-net services."

 

These Recovery Act funds will help create or protect more than 150 Colorado jobs and provide 40,000 new patients with access to care, according to the Colorado Community Health Network.

 

The $7.5 million is included in $338 million the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is allocating to states through the Recovery Act.

 

The following Colorado Community Health Centers will be receiving funds:

 

Health Center City Amount
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Denver $345,000
Denver Health and Hospital Authority Denver $1.5 million
Metro Community Provider Network Englewood $780,000
Clinica Campesina Family Health Services Lafayette $635,000
Mountain Family Health Center Nederland $238,000
Valley-Wide Health Systems Inc. Alamosa $544,000
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Craig $130,000
Uncompahgre Combined Clinics Norwood $125,000
Pueblo Community Health Center Inc. Pueblo $376,000
Sunrise Community Health Evan $479,000
Plan de Salud del Valle Inc. Fort Lupton $1.1 million
High Plains Community Health Center Lamar $207,000
Limon Drs. Committee dba Plains Medical Limon $186,000
Peak Vista Community Health Centers Colorado Springs $776,000
Dolores County Health Associations Dove Creek $122,000