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September 16, 2014
Press Release


Washington, DC -- Representative David Price (NC-04) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $923,000 to expand primary care capacity at three local community health centers:

  • Lincoln Community Health Center, Durham: $327,054
  • Piedmont Health Services, Carrboro: $359,186
  • Wake Health Services, Raleigh: $237,976

"Community health centers like Lincoln, Piedmont and Wake have a proven record of success in meeting the needs of underserved populations, and they are key partners in effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act," said Price. "Expanded access to community health centers like these will ensure that new insurance translates to cost-effective care."

The grants were awarded through HHS's Health Center Program, which allocates funds under the Affordable Care Act to expand the ability of community health centers nationwide to provide care to the newly insured. Health centers provide primary care services to vulnerable patients regardless of their ability to pay.

The three Fourth District grants were part of almost $300 million in  new HHS Health Center funding nationwide.