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Senators say federal funding will be going to Illinois health centers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth on Tuesday announced that Illinois received $3.6 million in federal grants to support 45 Community Health Centers in their COVID-19 response efforts.

The funding comes from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which was signed into law on March 6. Health centers will now be able to use the funding to help increase COVID-19 screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies and protective equipment, and boost telehealth capacity.

“Community Health Centers are a critical resource for millions of Americans – particularly low-income families or those without health insurance. I’m pleased this federal funding will help health centers throughout Illinois respond to and prepare for additional coronavirus cases in our communities,” Durbin said.  “Senator Duckworth and I will continue to fight for additional funding to support CHCs during this unprecedented public health pandemic.”

“Lives are at stake across Illinois and our country because of COVID-19 and Community Health Centers are on the front lines,” Duckworth said. “I’m proud to join Senator Durbin in announcing this federal funding to help our state’s health centers continue to serve their communities during this public health crisis.”

The following CHCs received funding:

Access Community Health Network (Chicago): $230,491
Alivio Medical Center (Chicago): $85,486
Asian Human Services Family Health Center (Chicago): $73,286
Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness (Olympia Fields): $118,461
Beloved Community Family Wellness Center (Chicago): $57,133
Cass County (Virginia): $53,726
Central Counties Health Centers (Springfield): $64,896
Chestnut Health Systems (Bloomington): $53,040
Chicago Family Health Center (Chicago): $85,337
Christian Community Health Center (Chicago):  $61,853
Christopher Rural Health Planning Corp (Christopher): $80,256
Community Health & Emergency Services (Cairo): $70,497
Community Health Improvement Center (Decatur): $65,504
Community Health Partnership of Illinois (Chicago): $73,672
Crusaders Central Clinic Association (Rockford): $99,290
Erie Family Health Center (Chicago): $141,129
Esperanza Health Centers (Chicago): $80,796
Family Christian Health Center (Harvey): $63,365
Friend Family Health Center (Chicago): $77,868
Greater Elgin Family Care Center (Elgin): $118,508
Hamdard Center for Health & Human Services (Addison): $53,153
Heartland Alliance Health (Chicago): $63,214
Heartland Community Health Clinic (Peoria): $65,787
Heartland International Health Centers (Chicago): $84,630
Henderson County Rural Health Center (Oquawka): $53,495
Howard Brown Health Center (Chicago): $79,211
Inner City Muslim Action Network (Chicago): $53,703
Knox County (Galesburg): $54,450
Lake County (Waukegan): $103,435
Lawndale Christian Health Center (Chicago): $115,289
Macoupin County (Carlinville): $57,381
Near North Health Service Corporation (Chicago): $101,348
PCC Community Wellness Center (Oak Park): $87,919
Pillars Community Health (La Grange): $56,409
Primecare Community Health (Chicago): $69,342
Promise Healthcare (Champaign): $64,779
Rural Health, Inc. (Anna): $60,616
Shawnee Health Service and Development Corporation (Carterville): $73,135
Southern Illinois Health Care Foundation (East St. Louis): $121,566
Southern Illinois University (Springfield): $70,401
TCA Health (Chicago): $59,098
University of Illinois (Chicago): $82,683
VNA Health Care (Aurora): $152,135
Whiteside County (Rock Falls): $63,077
Will County Community Health Center (Joliet): $66,017

This funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is part of $100 million awarded to 1,381 health centers across the country.

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