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Thursday, September 18, 2014
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HRSA awards $9.9 million in Affordable Care Act funds to enhance HIV services in community health centers

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN, announced $9.9 million in funding through the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, to 22 health centers in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland and New York. The awards will support the integration of high‐quality HIV services into primary care through innovative partnerships between the health centers and state health departments. Today’s funding supports workforce development, infrastructure development, HIV service delivery, partnership building, and quality improvement activities in health centers. The four states are participants in a new HRSA-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnership.

The funding will help an estimated 8,000 patients living with HIV receive access to expanded HIV care and treatment services.  Care will be provided through 36 newly established HIV Care Teams made up of one primary care provider trained in HIV care and at least two other service providers.

“A key piece in preventing and treating HIV is collaboration between health providers,” HRSA Administrator Wakefield said. “The funding highlights the joint efforts at the Federal, State and local levels to provide HIV services to patients in the communities hardest hit by HIV.”

These awards are part of a new three-year, multi-agency project called Partnerships for Care: Health Departments and Health Centers Collaborating to Improve HIV Health Outcomes. Run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and HRSA, this project will enable HRSA-funded health centers to work with CDC-funded state health departments to expand the provision of HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment services, especially among racial/ethnic minorities.

AwardeeCityStateAward Amount
BROWARD COMMUNITY AND FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS, INC. HOLLYWOODFL$500,000
COMMUNITY AIDS RESOURCE MIAMI FL$250,000
COMMUNITY HEALTH OF SOUTH FLORIDA, INC.MIAMIFL$286,682
GENESIS COMMUNITY HEALTH, INC. BOYNTON BEACHFL$500,000
HEALTH CARE CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS, INC.ORLANDOFL$500,000
I.M. SULZBACHER CENTER FOR THE HOMELESSJACKSONVILLEFL$342,765
CODMAN SQUARE HEALTH CENTER, INC. DORCHESTER CENTERMA$500,000
HEALTHFIRST FAMILY CARE CENTER, INC. FALL RIVERMA$500,000
LOWELL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC. LOWELLMA$500,000
MATTAPAN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC. MATTAPANMA$318,916
NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC SALEMMA$494,555
WHITTIER STREET HEALTH CENTER ROXBURYMA$500,000
COMMUNITY CLINIC, INC.SILVER SPRINGMD$500,000
FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS OF BALTIMORE BALTIMORE MD$478,173
HEALTH CARE FOR THE HOMELESS, INC. BALTIMORE MD$447,608
PARK WEST HEALTH SYSTEMS INCORPORATED BALTIMORE MD$487,542
ANTHONY L JORDAN HEALTH CORP ROCHESTERNY$387,897
BEDFORD STUYVESANT FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC.BROOKLYNNY$500,000
BETANCES HEALTH CENTER NEW YORKNY$500,000
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF BUFFALO, INC. BUFFALONY$491,987
DAMIAN FAMILY CARE CENTERS, INC. BRIARWOODNY$500,000
THE GREATER HUDSON VALLEY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC. CORNWALLNY$472,830

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