LGBT-Oriented Community Health Centers Receive Grants From Affordable Care Act

The Department of Health and Human services announced more than $728 million in grants to help build and expand community health centers nationwide. “The awards are part of a series of capital investments that are made available to community health centers under the Affordable Care Act, which provides $9.5 billion to expand services over five years and $1.5 billion to support major construction and renovation projects at community health centers.” Significantly, two LGBT-oriented centers Chase Brexton in Baltimore and Fenway Health in Boston received awards for $5 million and $3.7 million, respectively. The Penobscot Health Center in Maine, which scored a perfect 100 percent on HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index, was also awarded a small grant.