HHS Awards Additional Funds to Health Centers for COVID-19 Response
On July 9, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, awarded $17 million to support Health Center Look-Alikes (LALs) in their COVID-19 response efforts. Health Center LALs are Health Resources and Service Administration award recipients that serve vulnerable populations or are located in underserved areas. An additional $4.5 million was also awarded to Health Center Controlled Networks, which support health centers by utilizing health information technology to reduce costs and improve care coordination. The funding is intended to strengthen health IT support for participating health centers to effectively prevent and respond to COVID-19.