Rep. Green and Pasadena Mayor Manlove Announce FQHC for Pasadena
April 15, 2005
Washington, DC - Congressman Gene Green (D-Houston) and Mayor John Manlove will announce at a press conference that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has designated the Pasadena Health Center a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC). As a result of this designation, the Pasadena Health Center will receive $622,550 annually in federal funding to support its delivery of primary health care to uninsured and underinsured populations.
This designation is the shot in the arm that our health center needed, said Congressman Green, who as a member of the Health Subcommittee advocated on behalf of the centers application. We have some of the highest rates of the uninsured in the nation; yet, until now, our area had only two FQHCs. This award to Pasadena Health Center takes us in the right direction to provide necessary primary health care to the low-income and uninsured in our community.
Increased access to affordable health care is a concern for many of our community's residents. The Pasadena Health Center offers improvement in that area, said Mayor John Manlove, whose wife Gina chairs the clinic's board of directors. We're proud of what the Pasadena Health Center has been able to accomplish in such a short time, and of the city's involvement in this important project.