BILLINGS -- Federal health officials announced on Thursday that Montana will receive $1.05 million to improve 17 health care centers across the state.
The grants, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, range from $10,000 to more than $100,000 for each organization. The money is awarded based on high scores relating to improving quality of care, advancing health equity, maintaining patient-centered medical home recognition, enhancing access to care and delivering value.
“These quality improvement awards will support health centers to continue to deliver superior health care that engages patients, improves care coordination and bridges overall access to care," Dr. Mary Wakefield, HHS acting deputy secretary, said in a news release.
The money is part of the federal Affordable Care Act's Community Health Center Fund and is part of $100 million awarded nationally to 1,034 health centers.
Centers in Montana receiving money are:
- Big Horn Valley Health Center, $85,023.
- Bullhook Community Health Center, $86,546.
- Butte Silverbow Primary Health Care Clinic, $76,071.
- Cascade City-County Health Department, $53,788.
- Central Montana Community Health Center, $53,391.
- Community Health Partners, Inc., $57,015.
- Custer County Community Health Center, $55,774.
- Flathead City-County Health Department, $34,897.
- Glacier Community Health Center, $80,566.
- Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department, $46,032.
- Northwest Community Health Center, $72,755.
- Marias Healthcare Services, $10,000.
- Missoula City-County Health Department, $120,395.
- Montana Migrant Council, $95,456.
- Sapphire Community Health, $10,000.
- Sweet Medical Center, $19,893.
- RiverStone Health, $92,615.