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Putting Much-Needed Funds to Good Use

By Angie Stewart

Monterey Bay, CA Region Gets Enhanced Access to Health Care
Salud Para La Gente received nearly $3.4 million in capital from a UnitedHealth Group purchase of its tax-exempt revenue bonds, utilizing the California Health Care Investment Program. Salud Para La Gente plans to use the proceeds from these bonds to finish expanding the recently renovated health center and to purchase life-saving medical equipment.

Health Center Replaces Bullet-Hole-Ridden Glass after More Than 18 Years
Federal stimulus money went toward paying to replace the bullet-ridden glass in the windows of the Health Care for the Homeless Community Health Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Those bullet holes have been a fixture in the facility since it moved in to the area in 1992. Executive director Lee Carroll confessed there was no way he could have afforded to complete this much-needed building enhancement without his stimulus money. This money also makes it possible for Wisconsin’s 17 Community Health Centers (CHCs) to prepare for the increase in patients from a population that is increasingly unemployed, underinsured, and uninsured. 

$50,000 Harrah’s Grant Helps Medically Underserved in Arizona
The River Cities Communities Clinic in Bullhead City, AZ serves the medically underserved in the tri-state area. Thanks to a Harrah’s grant, this CHC will be able to expand medical care for this large community. Jennifer Genua-McDaniel acknowledges that the center has only been open two years, but she sees the need for a CHC every day.