“Beacon Communities are about empowering doctors, nurses, patients and community leaders to come together and use technology to make tangible differences in the lives of everyday Americans,” said HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN.
Cabarrus Community Health Centers, Inc., will receive nearly $100,000 to implement HIT programs that will benefit health care delivery in the greater Concord community, located northeast of Charlotte.
For a list of health center Beacon Community Program grantees by organization and state, visit http://www.hrsa.gov/about/news/2011tables/beaconawards.html.
For more information about the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Beacon Community Program, please visit http://healthit.hhs.gov/.
Federal Dollars to Aid Development of Community Health Centers in NC
On Thursday, US DHHS announced awards totaling $10 million to aid 129 organizations across the country in becoming community health centers. Included were Community Health Interventions and Sickle Cell Agency in Fayetteville; and Guilford Adult Health, Inc., in Greensboro. Each received $80,000 to support development of a more comprehensive range of primary health care services and/or to expand their services to the larger community.
To see Health Center Planning Grants listed by organization and state, go to: http://www.hrsa.gov/about/news/2011tables/1108healthcenterplanning.html.
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