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Roe Announces Over $7 Million for Health Centers in the First District

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Washington, June 7, 2018 | Lani Short (202-225-6356) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $7 million to the following health clinics across the First District: East Tennessee State University, Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. and Rural Medical Services, Inc. Through HHS’s Health Center Cluster Program, these grants are awarded in order to help improve the health care of vulnerable populations.

Roe released the following statement:

“As a physician for over 30 years, I’ve seen first-hand how community health centers help take care of some of our most underserved populations. That’s why I’m very pleased rural health centers are receiving the attention they deserve and obtaining crucial federal grants, which help so many East Tennesseans. I am confident this funding will assist folks in need of community health centers for generations to come.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $2,102,793.00 - East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
  • $3,163,339.00 - Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc., Rogersville, TN
  • $1,863,599.00 - Rural Medical Services, Inc., Newport, TN
To view more information on these federal grants, click here.
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