Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesKathleen Sebelius, along with Mary Wakefield, administrator, HealthResources and Services Administration, announced that new grantees have been named for the New Access Pointscommunity health center grants.

According to Sebelius, 19.5 million people visit communityhealth centers annually, and 40 percent of those people have nohealth insurance. Since the Access Points grants have allowed newhealth centers to be opened and expanded in urban and ruralcommunities, an additional 2.5 million people have been served,Sebelius said.

Nearly $29 million in awards will go to 67 health centers in 23states and Puerto Rico. The health centers were chosen through anapplication process, and selected via impartial review committeefrom 810 applications.

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