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Rep. Foster Announces Funding for Local Health Care Providers

Jul 12, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced that the Will County Community Health Center in Joliet and VNA Health Care in Aurora have been awarded $411,659 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Will County Community Health Center was awarded $147,795 while VNA Health Care was awarded $263, 864. 

“I am pleased to announce funding for the important work done by our local health providers,” said Congressman Foster. “These grants will help each provider hire additional outreach and eligibility assistance workers, supporting their vital work to provide our community with excellent health care at an affordable price.”

The Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley in Aurora provides primary care, home health care and hospice to over 50,000 low-income patients.  The Will County Community Health Center provides medical and dental care to over 17,000 low-income patients.

The grants come as part of a larger $150 million package which was distributed to over 1,100 community centers scattered across all 50 states. Distributed by the Department of Health and Human Service’s Health Resources and Services Administration, the grants will allow for 132 new employees to be hired by healthcare centers in Illinois.

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