CT gets almost $2 million for school-based health centers

Connecticut is slated to get nearly $2 million in federal grant money for school-based health centers, according to the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

The funding is part of the health reform law, which authorized a total of $200 million over three years for the School-Based Health Center Capital Program. The program awards competitive grants to school-based health centers, which provide a range of health screenings, disease prevention and other services for children.

“We know that if kids aren’t healthy then kids can’t learn,” said Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who joined HHS in announcing the funds. “These grants will make it a lot easier for working moms and dads to help get their children the health care they need and deserve.”

Seven Connecticut facilities, including Hartford’s Charter Oak Health Center Inc., and the Yale-New Haven Hospital, were among the 278 recipients nationwide to share in the first batch of funding awards. In all, HHS announced awards of $95 million Thursday to programs across the country, saying it would help these centers increase their capacity by more than 50 percent.

Here’s a full list of the Connecticut recipients:

Grantee Name

City

State

Amount Of Award

CHARTER OAK HEALTH CENTER INC.

HARTFORD

Conn.

$500,000

CHILD AND FAMILY AGENCY OF
SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT INC.

NEW LONDON

Conn.

$436,237

FAMILY CENTERS INC.

GREENWICH

Conn.

$150,524

OPTIMUS HEALTH CARE INC.

BRIDGEPORT

Conn.

$309,429

YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL

NEW HAVEN

Conn.

$392,460

QUINNIPIACK VALLEY HEALTH DISTRICT

NORTH HAVEN

Conn.

$15,739

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

BRIDGEPORT

Conn.

$166,348

 

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