NH News
4:30 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Four Community Health Centers To Share $921,000 In Federal Funds

Four health centers in the state will be sharing about $921,000 in federal funds to help people with mental illness or substance abuse...

The funds are coming through the Affordable Care Act and they’ll be used at community health centers, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services said Thursday.

Those centers are:

* Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth: $250,000.

* Harbor Homes in Nashua: $250,000.

* Manchester Community Health Center: $250,000.

* City of Manchester: $171,360.

One area that’s not getting any money is the North Country.

The Coos County Family Health Services in Berlin sought $250,000 to expand its programs including video-conferencing services to link patients with doctors elsewhere in the state.

Lamprey Health Care in Newmarket in Rockingham County also had a grant rejected.

A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, said funding is based on a review of applications by a committee of “experts outside of government.”

Almost $55 million was awarded to 221 health centers nationally, the federal agency said. That money is expected to provide services for about 450,000 people.