Coalition among community health centers to receive funds

The Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness was among seven community health centers in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District to receive a portion of the $430,137 in Quality Improvement Awards.

The coalition is slated to receive $73,975, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which announced the awards Tuesday.

According to HHS, Quality Improvement Awards recognize the highest performing health centers as well as those that have made significant quality improvements from the previous year.

Other systems receiving funding and the amounts of the awards are:

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems, Incorporated – $55,750

Bland County Medical Clinic, Inc. – $75,905

Tri-Area Community Health (Floyd County, Carroll County, etc.) – $48,250

Clinch River Health Services, Inc. – $78,061

St. Charles Health Council, Inc. – $57,446

Free Clinic of the New River Valley, Inc. – $40,750

“Community health centers provide important medical services to many residents in our region,” said Ninth District U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem. “The award of $430,137 by HHS to these providers in the Ninth District will promote accessible and quality health care for those who rely upon them.”

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