United Neighborhood Health Services in Nashville will receive $250,000 from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to establish and expand behavioral health services.
More than 200 organizations will split $51.3 million in funding through the HRSA, including three other Tennessee health centers. Rural Medical Services in Newport and Hope Family Health Services in Westmoreland will both receive $250,000 while Chota Community Health Services in Madisonville will receive $222,900.
United Neighborhood Health Services will receive $286,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to expand its health care services in the Nashville area. With the funding, the nonprofit health care organization plans to add a staff pediatrician and expand and improve dental care availably for homeless patients.
"We are pleased that community health centers all across the country continue to see significant investments from the federal level," Mary Bufwack, UNHS CEO, said in a release. "This funding will enable us to expand our current health services and make a positive impact in the communities we serve."
United Neighborhood Health Services has been awarded a $650,000 grant to renovate space at the Nashville Rescue Mission on Lafayette Street and hire a staff of six to run a primary care clinic there. UNHS CEO Mary Bufwack said her group's work earlier this year on a temporary clinic set the stage for this venture, which should open its doors next month.
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