Oregon health centers to receive $2.5M in federal grants

Thirty health centers in Oregon will receive federal government awards totaling nearly $2.5 million.

The money, from the Health and Human Services Department, aims to help the groups "expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure and to improve primary care service delivery in the communities they serve."

The Oregon recipients come from throughout the state. The list of recipients can be found at http://bphc.hrsa.gov/programopportunities/qualityimprovement/awards.aspx?state=OR.

“Millions of Americans rely on health centers to provide them with quality health care,” said Dr. Mary Wakefield, HHS acting deputy secretary, in a release.

“These quality improvement awards will support health centers to continue to deliver superior health care that engages patients, improves care coordination and bridges overall access to care.”

The money comes from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center Fund.

The Oregon awards are part of $100 million-plus awarded to 1,304 health centers nationally.