It was announced on Tuesday that Milwaukee’s 16th Street Community Health Center Inc. in Milwaukee received a $108,249 grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.
The grant is part of $63.3 million that the HRSA is awarding in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,153 health centers in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and seven U.S. territories.
Health centers will use these funds to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure, and improve primary care service delivery in the communities they serve.
In total, 16 health centers in Wisconsin received grants.
Besides 16th Street Community Health Center, the others in the southeastern Wisconsin area are:
• Kenosha Community Health Center Inc., which was awarded $57,172;
• Lakeshore Community Health Care Inc. in Sheboygan, which was awarded $123,162;
• Milwaukee Health Services Inc. in Milwaukee, which was awarded $19,126;
• Outreach Community Health Centers Inc. in Milwaukee, which was awarded $13,169;
• and Progressive Community Health Centers Inc. in Milwaukee, which was awarded $10,483.
“Today’s funding rewards those health centers that are achieving the highest levels of clinical quality performance and improvement,” said HRSA acting administrator Jim Macrae. “The awards will help health centers continue to provide comprehensive primary care to the nation’s most vulnerable communities.”