Community Health Centers in 29th District of Texas Awarded New HHS Grant Funding
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Gene Green announced new grant awards from the Department of Health and Human Services for three Community Health Centers in the 29th Congressional District of Texas: Houston Community Health Centers Inc., Pasadena Health Center and El Centro de Corazón. This Health Center Cluster grant was separately awarded to each center, for a combined $3.54 million to continue providing access to comprehensive, quality health care.
Green has been presented the Distinguished Community Health Champion Award annually by the National Association of Community Health Centers for his work to increase access to primary care in the district.
“Community health centers are a crucial part of our health care safety net and help provide families access to reliable, affordable health care,” said Green. “This is especially important in the 29th District where we have an underserved community. I am pleased to announce that additional funding has been awarded to these health centers, which provide care to hundreds of patients in our community every week.”
Since the Health Centers Program began, more than 1,300 federally qualified health centers operate approximately 10,000 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 27 million patients each year, with the mission of providing timely, comprehensive care.
Houston Community Health Centers Inc. provides 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. El Centro de Corazón provides pediatric and adult primary care, women’s health services, pediatric and adult dental care, and behavioral health services.