CORONAVIRUS: FHCHC one of 19 state health centers to to receive monetary assistance from US Department of Health and Human Services Featured

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Financial aid will be coming for Kansas health centers as they work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon that the US Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded just over $1 million to 19 different centers. This includes Flint Hills Community Health Center in Emporia.

According to a news release, the recipients will be allowed to use the funds to aid a number of efforts including screening and testing needs, acquiring medical supplies and boosting telehealth capacity. This announcement followed President Donald Trump's signing of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act on Mar. 6.

The act provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to COVID-19. $100 million of those funds have been earmarked to assist HRSA-funded health centers across the nation, including the previously mentioned $1 million in funds for Kansas.

Flint Hills Community Health Center Chief Financial Officer Stephanie Ringgold will be joining KVOE's morning show at 7:10 am Thursday morning to discuss the additional funding, including the health center's plans moving forward, in more detail.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 14:35