President Continues to Target Funds Toward Testing, PPE for Vulnerable Communities

May 11, 2020 — Blog    — Coronavirus Bulletin    — In Case You Missed It...    — Press Releases   

Key Points:  

-The Administration has distributed nearly $2 billion to Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded health centers.

– “Health centers are a first line of defense, as they are testing for coronavirus and delivering high-quality primary care to our nation’s most vulnerable populations,” HRSA Administrator Tom Engels said.

-These funds are helping frontline workers at community-based health centers continue to put full pressure on the novel coronavirus and flatten the curve.

Details:

Recently, HRSA issued another round of funding totaling nearly $583 million to 1,385 HRSA-funded health centers. These dollars, appropriated by Congress as part of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, will be used to expand:

  • Testing – including the expansion of walk-up and drive-up testing capabilities;
  • Purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Training of new medical and support staff; and
  • Outreach.

Award recipients— which include providers in all fifty states and eight U.S. territories— can be found here.

Want to read more on the fight against Coronavirus? Read our Coronavirus Bulletin here which contains our extensive FAQ about recent federal actions.

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