Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced $250,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to a health center in Delaware to support patient-centered medical homes through new construction and facility renovations.
“Health centers provide access to quality healthcare for Delawareans regardless of their ability to pay,” said Burwell. “We’re making these investments so that Delaware Health Centers will be able to provide even higher-quality services to the patients who rely upon them.”
The patient-centered medical home delivery model is designed to improve quality of care through team-based coordination of care, treating the many needs of the patient at once, increasing access to care, and empowering the patients to be partners in their own care.
Today, three health centers operate more than 13 service delivery sites that provide care to over 40,274 patients in Delaware. Health centers are also playing a critical role in helping the public learn about new coverage opportunities under the Affordable Care Act, by conducting outreach and enrollment activities that link individuals to affordable coverage options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The recent awards help support high-quality care and updated facilities for the newly insured.
For a list of awardees, go to www.hrsa.gov/about/news/2014tables/pcmh.
To learn more about HRSA’s Health Center Program, visit bphc.hrsa.gov/about/index.html.
To find a health center in the local area, visit findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov.
To learn more about the Affordable Care Act and Community Health Centers, go to bphc.hrsa.gov/about/healthcenterfactsheet.pdf.