ETSU community health centers receive $1.6M grant

Johnson City Press • Updated Mar 27, 2020 at 4:25 PM

The U.S. Department of Human and Health Services provided a $1,602,541 federal grant to East Tennessee State University Community Health Centers.

“In the midst of a global pandemic, our community health centers are more critical than ever,” U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, said in a news release. “I applaud HHS for awarding ETSU’s CHC over $1.6 million to help them keep treating the patients who most need care. While Northeast Tennessee does not yet have widespread cases of COVID-19, our rural health care system is already feeling the effects of the pandemic.

“CHCs provide care to the low-income and uninsured, which is particularly impactful when our nation is in the midst a public health crisis of this magnitude,” Roe said.

The grant will support ETSU Physicians and Associates and Northeast Tennessee Community Health Centers, Inc. The centers are non-profit clinics that provide affordable, accessible patient-focused primary health care to residents of Washington, Johnson and Hancock counties. 

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