Health Center Gets $1M
Sen. Schatz News Release
Fourteen community health centers across Hawaii will receive $23,749,447 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue providing health care services to underserved communities, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz announced last week.
Molokai ‘Ohana Health Care, also known as the Molokai Community Health Center, will receive $1,005,059.
“Community health centers provide quality, affordable health care to Hawaii families every day,” said Sen. Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. “This federal funding will give our health centers the resources they need to continue providing care and keep people healthy.”
The funding comes from the Health Center Program administrated by HHS. Health centers offer primary health care services to people regardless of their ability pay, often serving as the main source of care for those geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. These centers have also played an important role during the pandemic, offering COVID testing, treatment, and vaccination services and expanding patient access to care through telehealth.