Budzinski Announces More Than $2.7 Million for Central Counties Health Centers
SPRINGFIELD, IL — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski announced that Central Counties Health Centers (CCHS) will receive more than $2.7 million in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding continues annual support for CCHS from the Health Resources & Services Administration’s Health Center Cluster Grant Program.
“Health centers play a critical role in providing access to health care in underserved communities,” said Congresswoman Budzinski. “I’m glad to see Central Counties Health Centers continuing to receive federal funding to support local patients and maintain access to high-quality health care in Springfield. I look forward to working with local stakeholders on ways to support their important work, bring down costs and improve access to care across Central and Southern Illinois.”
“Central Counties Health Centers is honored to continue to provide quality, affordable health care to anyone in need in our community,” said Heather Burton, Chief Executive Officer at Central Counties Health Centers. “We strive to provide easy access to primary health care, dental health care and behavioral health care without regards to any barriers, including insurance status or ability to pay. For nearly 25 years, CCHC has been a staple in the Springfield community focused on health equity, compassionate care and being an organization our patients can trust. This funding allows us to continue to live out our mission – making quality care accessible.”
The Health Center Cluster Grant Program exists to provide financial assistance to health centers to support the continuation of comprehensive primary health care services to underserved areas or populations. Additional information on the program can be found here.