Community Health Centers in 29th District of Texas Awarded New Grant Funding
HOUSTON – Congressman Gene Green announces new grant awards from the Department of Health and Human Services for three Community Health Centers in the 29th Congressional District of Texas: El Centro de Corazon, Houston Community Health Centers Inc., and Pasadena Health Center. This Affordable Care Act funding grant, titled Expanded Services Award, was separately awarded to each center for more than $250,000 to expand services and increase access to comprehensive, quality health care.
Green said, “Community health centers are a vital part of our health care safety net and help families that have difficulty finding reliable, affordable health care. This is especially important in the 29th District where we have an underserved community. These health centers provide care to hundreds of patients in need every week, and I am pleased to announce additional funding has been awarded.”
Since the Health Centers Program began, more than 1,300 federally qualified health centers operate approximately 9,000 sites in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Health centers represent the nation’s largest primary care system, serving as the medical home for 23 million patients each year, with the mission of providing timely, comprehensive care.
El Centro de Corazon and Houston Community Health Centers Inc. provide primary care, pediatric, prenatal, mental health and dental services in the Houston area in both English and Spanish. Pasadena Health Center provides similar services, specializing in OB/ GYN, pediatric care, counseling services, and attention to senior citizens for the underserved patients of the Pasadena community.