HHS Awards $14.5 Million To Fund School-Based Clinics
CQ HealthBeat: New Round Of $14.5 Million In Funding Rolls Out For School-Based Health
School-based health centers in 29 states will receive $14.5 million to help upgrade their facilities or establish new sites, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement that the school-based clinics receiving the funds now are able to treat about 112,000 students a year. The new money will enable them to treat 165,000 students. Funds for the centers' expansion were authorized in the health care law (Norman, 12/8).
Several local newspapers noted the local grants.
Denver Post: Aurora Schools Get Federal Grants For Two On-Campus Health Clinics
Aurora Public Schools will receive a $475,000 federal grant to put permanent health centers on two school campuses, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today. The money is part of the national health-care reform measures signed into law by President Obama last year. ... The money in Aurora will provide modular buildings for on-campus heath centers at two elementary schools, which currently use available classrooms (Bunch, 12/8).
The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore Receives $499,929 For School-Based Health Centers
Baltimore was awarded $499,929 Thursday as part of a $14 million grant for school-based health centers around the country. The money comes from the national health care reform law and aims to increase the number of children served by 50 percent, or 53,000 kids (Cohn, 12/8).