School-based health centers receive grants

Last week, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) announced that three Connecticut health centers were awarded grants by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department as part of the Affordable Care Act.
Those receiving the grants were:
Community Health Center, Inc. in Middletown — $451,370

Fair Haven Community Health Clinic, Inc. in New Haven –$231,305

Griffin Hospital/Griffin Health Services Corporation in Derby–$26,772

“These grants will go a long way towards making health services more readily available for children and adolescents,” DeLauro said in a press release. “Unfortunately Connecticut needs no reminder of how critical it is to make sure young people can access mental, as well as physical health care services. I am proud the Affordable Care Act created this grant program and that we are continuing to support programs that make our communities healthier. Even in tough fiscal times, we have to put people’s health and safety first.”

Amanda Cuda