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Health Center Gets Funding

MCHC News Release

Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC) is one of 14 Hawaii Community Health Centers to receive American Rescue Plan funds to expand operations in response to COVID-19 vaccinations, increased testing, preventive and primary care expansion, direct transportation for patient care, including improving physical infrastructure and adding mobile clinic services.

Molokai Community Health Center has been awarded $839,500 of the $31,969,250 American Rescue Plan funds allocated to Hawaii Health Centers.

To further support this work, in late March, The Hawaii Community Foundation has also awarded MCHC $222,500 towards increased COVID-19 vaccination efforts and mobile clinic services to reach patients who are homebound, lack transportation to get to their appointments or seek care, or who may not have adequate broadband or device capability in their neighborhood to receive care by telehealth.

“We are grateful for the American Rescue Plan’s $6 billion being invested in Community Health Centers, most notably, the support from our Hawaii U.S. Representatives who have championed for our services and our communities, as well as the continued partnership with our private partners at The Hawaii Community Foundation,” said MCHC CEO Helen Kekalia Wescoatt. “This support is crucial as we work to overcome the pandemic, expanding services to include COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, while enhancing our ability to provide primary care and new service delivery access points for our patients.”

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