Congresswoman Kelly announces five community health center grants

Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness to receive $136,000

information provided by the Office of Congresswoman Kelly

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 31, 2019) – Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness was awarded a grant of $136,000 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services earlier this week. Four other community health centers in the south suburbs and on Chicago’s South Side were also named as grant recipients, for a combined total of $273,000 in federal grants.

“Community health centers are a powerful way to tackle health disparities and deliver quality healthcare directly in our communities,” Congresswoman Kelly said. “Our local community health centers actively reduce barriers to accessing care by bringing care into the community. The ACA made major investments in community health care and community health centers, and it’s vital that we continue to expand that model.”

Aunt Martha’s will use its $136,000 grant to expand telehealth capabilities to include remote monitoring of patients suffering from chronic disease. It will also continue to refine its integrated care model, which coordinates general and behavioral healthcare to deliver better results for patients.

“Aunt Martha’s is grateful to receive these additional federal funds that will impact our integrated approach in the lives of our patients,” said Raul Garza, president and chief executive officer of Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness.

Aunt Martha’s has locations across Chicagoland, including Harvey, Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Hazel Crest, Kankakee, and more.

Other grant recipients include:

  • Chicago Family Health Center, Inc.($56,000)
  • Family Christian Health Center, Inc.($36,000)
  • Christian Community Health Center ($40,000)
  • TCA Health ($5,000)
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