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Federal Funding to Support Health Center Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services

Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: NCCHCA Staff

Contact: Ben Money, CEO
(919) 469-5701

Federal Funding to Support Health Center Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services Comes Right on Time in North Carolina

Raleigh, NC — Today, US Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced more than $10 million in federal funding to expand access to quality substance use disorder and mental health services at 36 Community Health Centers across North Carolina. This funding is being awarded at a crucial time for North Carolina – many health centers are responding to Hurricane Florence’s damage while caring for patients and beginning the difficult task of repairing the damage and recovering from losses. A report from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, also published today, describes how health centers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands experienced an increase in the number of patients suffering mental health problems, stress-related conditions and poorly managed chronic health conditions following Hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017.

This new substance abuse disorder and mental health funding award will help Community Health Centers respond to the opioid epidemic which is damaging the lives of many North Carolinians. Ben Money, CEO of the North Carolina Community Health Center Association, which provides training and technical assistance to Community Health Centers in the state noted, “We are grateful to Congress and HRSA for making this funding available to Community Health Centers. Health centers are critical to addressing North Carolina’s substance abuse and mental health problem. They are governed by the consumers who use their services, providing them with a unique perspective on local needs. Health centers are front-line providers, often the first place a person with a behavioral health need identifies their problem and seeks care. Because community health centers provide services to anyone regardless of their ability to pay, they are well positioned to meet immediate physical and behavioral health needs, and support individuals along their path to recovery.”

In addition to the expanded access funding, HHS also announced the Fiscal Year 2018 Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Awards today. Two Community Health Centers, Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers (Asheville, NC) and Metropolitan Community Health (Washington, NC), will each receive $200,000 to increase access to substance abuse prevention and treatment services for their rural communities.

Fiscal Year 2018 Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Awards

Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers

Asheville

$200,000

Metropolitan Community Health / Agape Health Services

Washington

$200,000

 

Fiscal Year 2018 Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) Awards

Total award: $10,146,569 to support 36 North Carolina Health Centers

HEALTH CENTER GRANTEE

CITY

TOTAL

Appalachian District Health Department

Sparta

$285,000

Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers

Asheville

$394,750

Bakersville Community Health Center

Bakersville

$303,250

Bertie County Rural Health Association

Windsor

$285,000

Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Inc.

Hendersonville

$290,000

C W Williams Community Health Center Inc, The

Charlotte

$285,000

Cabarrus Community Health Centers, Inc.

Concord

$285,000

Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc.

Wilson

$285,000

Caswell Family Medical Center Inc., The

Yanceyville

$285,000

Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Inc

Charlotte

$285,000

Craven County Health Department

New Bern

$285,000

First Choice Community Health Centers

Lillington

$285,000

Gaston Family Health Services, Inc.

Gastonia

$294,500

Gateway Community Health Centers, Inc.

Gatesville

$285,000

Goshen Medical Center, Inc.

Faison

$285,000

North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services

Raleigh

$285,000

High Country Community Health

Boone

$344,000

Kinston Community Health Center, Inc.

Kinston

$285,000

Lincoln Community Health Center, Inc.

Durham

$303,250

Medical Resource Center for Randolph County / MERCE Family Healthcare

Asheboro

$285,000

Metropolitan Community Health / Agape Health Services

Washington

$300,250

New Hanover Community Health Center Inc

Wilmington

$285,000

Ocracoke Health Center Inc

Ocracoke

$285,000

Opportunities Industrialization Center, Incorporated

Rocky Mount

$285,000

Person Family Medical Center

Roxboro

$285,000

Piedmont Health Services, Inc.

Chapel Hill

$296,000

Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, Inc.

Ahoskie

$285,000

Robeson Health Care Corporation

Pembroke

$285,000

Rural Health Group, Inc.

Roanoke Rapids

$285,000

Stedman-Wade Health Services, Inc.

Wade

$287,750

Tri County Community Health Council, Inc. / CommWell Health

Newton Grove

$285,000

Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine, Inc

Greensboro

$135,000

Wake Health Services, Inc. / Advance Community Health

Raleigh

$285,000

West Caldwell Health Council, Inc.

Collettsville

$72,000

Western NC Community Health Services Inc

Asheville

$291,500

Wilkes County Health Department

Wilkesboro

$279,319

 

About the North Carolina Community Health Association
The North Carolina Community Health Center Association serves as the collective voice for North Carolina’s 41 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Look-alikes (LAs)—aka Community Health Centers (CHCs). Our members offer a patient-governed, patient-centered health care home that integrates high quality medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and enabling services without regard to a person’s ability to pay. CHCs are geographically dispersed across 85 counties and operate more than 240 clinical sites. In 2017, CHCs served more than 550,000 people across North Carolina with 43% of those patients being uninsured.

 


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