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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Presented with Health Champion Award by National Association of Community Health Centers

August 18, 2014
Press Release

(Houston, TX)—Monday, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) presented Congressman Gene Green with its highest honor—the Distinguished Community Health Champion Award. This award is presented to select Members of Congress who have proven to be champions for wider access to primary care in our communities. Congressman Green received this award as a dedicated supporter of Community Health Centers for his work on legislation that increased federal funding for the Health Center Program, and for his commitment to ensuring that Texans in the 29th Congressional District have access to quality health care services.

“I’m honored to receive this award,” 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 and one of the highest rates of uninsured individuals in the country.”

Since the Health Centers Program began, more than 1,000 federally qualified health centers operate more than 8,000 sites in all 50 states. Health centers represent the nation’s largest primary care system, serving as the medical home for 28 million individuals, with the mission of providing timely medical attention.

The Health Champion Award was presented to Congressman Gene Green by NACHC, in conjunction with Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) and El Centro de Corazón during an event in the City of Houston’s Magnolia Multiservice Center.