School-Based Health Centers get $100 million in Grants

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a $100 Million grant for School-Based Health Centers to help them buy new medical equipment, improve facilities and build new ones. The grants are also available to physician offices located on or near school grounds that provide care to students and their families. According to HHS there are about 1,900 school-based health centers nationwide, with a majority of the centers (96%) in school buildings, and the remaining ones in separate facilities on school properties, or are mobile programs. The grants will be available in 2011.

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