The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tuesday announced $430,137 in Quality Improvement Awards for community health centers operating in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District, including Christiansburg’s Free Clinic of the New River Valley.
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement in response to the awards: “Community health centers provide important medical services to many residents in our region. The award of $430,137 by HHS to these providers in the Ninth District will promote accessible and quality health care for those who rely upon them.”
According to HHS, Quality Improvement Awards recognize the highest performing health centers as well as those that have made significant quality improvements from the previous year.
The systems receiving funding and the amounts of the awards are Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems, Inc., $55,750; Bland County Medical Clinic, Inc., $75,905; Tri-Area Community Health Center (Floyd County, Carroll County, etc.), $48,250; Clinch River Health Services, Inc., $78,061; St. Charles Health Council, Inc., $57,446; Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness, $73,975; and the Free Clinic of the New River Valley, Inc., $40,750.