September 15th, 2014
Thirty Louisiana health agencies have been awarded $6.6 million in federal dollars to expand primary care services in neighborhoods.
The funding is part of $295 million awarded to health centers nationally under the terms of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as Obamacare.
Grantees include seven agencies in New Orleans, two in Jefferson Parish and two in Baton Rouge. Among the health centers getting the money in the New Orleans area will be those run by Daughters of Charity, Excelth Inc., Common Ground Health Clinic, MQV Community Development Corp., New Orleans AIDS Task Force and St. Thomas Community Health Center. The City of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish have awardees, as well as Jefferson Community Health Care Centers in Westwego.
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