Health Care For the Homeless gets $858,333 federal health reform grant

Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore has received a $858,333 federal grant that will allow it to treat 750 more patients.

The money is part of $128.6 million in grants the Department of Health and Human Services announced it was giving out Wednesday to expand community health centers across the country under health care reform.

Health Care for the Homeless is the only Maryland organization to recieve money. The funding is expected to create 5,640 jobs by creating new health centers, the government said.

The centers are seen as a key way to provide primary health services under reform.

Health Care for the Homeless provides "health-related services, education, and advocacy to reduce the incidence and burdens of homelessness," according to its website.

In Baltimore, the organization serves more than 6,000 individuals during more than 54,000 patient visits annually. Statewide, HCH serves 12,000 individuals during at least 74,000 visits.

The federal grants will go to community health centers in 41 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands. 






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