WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Utah congressman, Ben McAdams, says that the Department of Health and Human Services has released $1.3 billion to nearly 1,400 health centers nationwide including $11.6 million to 13 health centers in Utah. This is all a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law on March 27.
McAdams says that these funds will help communities detect, diagnose and treat coronavirus. The funds will also maintain or increase health capacity and staffing levels.
“Community health centers are the backbone of our public health service in many areas of the state. They deliver essential services throughout the year but are particularly important during a public health crisis such as coronavirus. I have focused on support for these dedicated health care providers who are on the front lines helping Utah families during this outbreak,” said McAdams.
McAdams says that these health centers provide affordable, accessible, and quality primary health care to over 28 million people a year in the U.S., regardless of their ability to pay.
What others are clicking on:
- Gov. Herbert says Dr. Fauci is impressed with Utah’s ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ directive
- New research suggests poor air quality contributes to fatal coronavirus outcomes
- Feds seize 100 unauthorized COVID-19 test kits shipped to Portland man
- Utah leaders encourage businesses to apply for loans, financial assistance
- Los Angeles orders essential workers to wear masks, businesses can refuse people without face coverings