Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Acting Administrator Jim Macrae today announced $63.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,153 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 7 U.S. Territories to recognize health center achievements in providing high quality, comprehensive care. As a result, Goodwin Community Health will receive a total award of $176,003. Goodwin will use these funds to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure, and improve primary care service delivery in the communities they serve in the greater Strafford County area.

“Today’s funding rewards those health centers that are achieving the highest levels of clinical quality performance and improvement,” said HRSA Acting Administrator Macrae. “The awards will help health centers continue to provide comprehensive primary care to the nation’s most vulnerable communities.”

Health centers receiving these funds are being recognized for high levels of performance in one or more of the following categories.

“This funding recognizes Goodwin for demonstrating a dedication to quality in all aspects of clinical operations,” said Janet Laatsch, CEO of Goodwin Community Health. “Compared to the national average, we are improving cost efficient care delivery while also increasing quality of care and improving access to comprehensive services. This funding will allow us to continue and expand this process and give patients access to the best, most affordable care possible.”

More than 1,300 HRSA-supported health centers operate approximately 9,000 service delivery sites that provide care to nearly 23 million patients in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin.
To learn more about Goodwin Community Health visit http://www.GoodwinCH.org
To learn more about the Affordable Care Act and Community Health Centers, visit http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/healthcenterfactsheet.pdf.
To learn more about HRSA’s Health Center Program, visit http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/index.html.
To find a health center in your area, visit http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov.

<em>The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA is the primary Federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.</em>

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