Community health centers get federal stimulus money for equipment, new technology

By Kristi E. Swartz

Georgia’s community health centers will get a $16.4 million shot in the arm to help buy new medical equipment or software to store medical records on a computer instead of on paper, the White House said Tuesday.

The money, part of the federal recovery act, will go to 28 community health care centers in Georgia. It is the third bucket of stimulus money going to community health centers since March.

Previously, funds have been allocated to build new health centers as well as to expand existing ones to care for more people.

Including this recent grant, Georgia has received $697.3 million in stimulus money from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Other funds have been sent for foster care, drug and immunization programs, among others.

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