Feds award near $200,000 for Nevada health centers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $195,805 in funding for four health centers in Nevada.

The Affordable Care Act money will expand quality improvement and infrastructure systems to improve primary care service delivery in those centers.

“The awards will help health centers continue to provide comprehensive primary care to the nation’s most vulnerable communities,” said Jim Macrae, acting health resources administrator.

Nevada Health Centers, Inc. of Carson City will get a total of $48,995, most of the money ($33,995) to fund clinical quality improvement.

In addition, Northern Nevada HIV Outpatient program of Reno will get $36,508 and Community Health Alliance of Reno $80,804.

The remaining $29,498 will go to FirstMed Health and Wellness of Las Vegas.

The grants are part of a total of $63.3 million in funding awarded to 1,153 health centers nationwide.

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