Davis announces grants to improve health and well-being

Published 3:57 pm Friday, September 15, 2023

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Don Davis (NC-01) announces that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded grants for North Carolina’s First Congressional District to maintain access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments for uninsured individuals.

“Access to health care in eastern North Carolina remains my top priority. These grants are crucial in ensuring that individuals are not left behind and can access necessary vaccines and treatment,” said Congressman Davis. “It is a testament to the hard work community organizations do to help families across the East, and these funds will make a real difference and save lives.”

The FY 2023 Bridge Access Program allocated the following grants for NC-01:

Bertie County Rural Health Association: $12,404

Gateway Community Health Centers, Inc.: $19,691

Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, Inc.: $30,956

Rural Health Group, Inc.: $67,229

Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc.: $143,662

Greene County Health Care, Incorporated: $422,030

The HHS Bridge Access Program will create a $1.1 billion public-private partnership to help maintain uninsured individuals’ access to COVID-19 care at their local pharmacies, through existing public health infrastructure, and at their local health centers.

As the grants roll out, the Office of Congressman Davis will work closely with local health care providers and stakeholders to ensure these resources improve health care access and outcomes in NC-01.