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Carson City health program receives $9 million grant

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says the federal Health and Human Services Department has awarded more than $13 million in grants to support health services for seniors and low income Nevada families.

The federal Health and Human Services Department grant will provide more than $9 million in funding to help the statewide Health Cluster program overseen by Nevada Health Centers of Carson City to provide care to the medically vulnerable and the geographically isolated throughout the state of Nevada.

Nevada Health Centers is a statewide organization, operating more than 15 community health centers in rural, frontier, and urban communities across Nevada.

Another $258,416 will go to the community Living Senior Medicare Patrol Project that provides money to state and local government programs that protect Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers from fraud and abuse.

Health Access of Washoe County will receive just under $3.7 million and FirstMed Health and Wellness Center of Las Vegas $1.3 million.