Stabenow, Peters and Whitmer Announce Funding of Over $ 1 Million for Upper Peninsula Health Centers | News, Sports, Jobs
WASHINGTON, DC – US Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced $ 1,303,044 in funding to support community health centers on the Upper Peninsula. Funding from this program will support health care construction and renovation projects, including the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment. This will help these health centers strengthen primary care services in underserved communities and provide COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccinations. This funding comes from the US Department of Health and Human Services and was included in the US Rescue Plan.
“The nurses, physicians and health care providers at these centers serve the individuals and families who often fall through the cracks of our health care system. They are on the front lines of this public health crisis and have been challenged like never before. This is why obtaining this funding was a priority for me. I am grateful for their heroic work to keep Michigan families safe ”, said Senator Stabenow.
“Community health centers have played a vital role in serving the Michiganders throughout the struggle to overcome this pandemic, and we must continue to support these efforts. I was delighted to help secure this funding through the US bailout, which will help provide essential care and services to Michigan residents, including in underserved communities, ” Senator Peters said. “This funding will help UP community health centers make significant improvements to their facilities to better serve families, including expanding access to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.”
“Every Michigander deserves to have access to affordable and quality health care” Governor Whitmer said. “I am grateful to the Biden administration and the Michigan Democratic delegation for making ARP funding possible, so that we can fix the kitchen table issues that plague Michigan every day. These ARP grants will help community health centers expand access to quality, affordable health care across our state, making a real difference in the lives of Michiganders.
“On behalf of our community health centers that are receiving a portion of the $ 1 billion US bailout, we are grateful to the Biden-Harris administration, Senator Stabenow and Senator Peters for their support in funding infrastructure health centers. The funds will ultimately help our health centers to better serve patients, especially in medically underserved communities, through pandemic-related capital projects, upgraded facilities and new equipment. The result will help advance health equity among Michigan residents who continue to receive world-class primary care services in our health centers, ” said Dennis Litos, MHA, FACHE, CEO of MPCA.
Funding by health center:
– Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center
– $ 770,000
– Indian community of Bay Mills
– $ 533,044