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Jordan Valley Community Health Center is selected for a $1 million grant.
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Jordan Valley Community Health Center is selected for a $1 million grant.

Federal government awards $2M to area health centers

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it would award $2 million in grants to Springfield-area health centers.

Springfield-based Advocates For A Healthy Community Inc., dba Jordan Valley Community Health Center, and the Fordland Clinic each were selected for $1 million grants, according to a news release. Earmarked for community health centers impacted by severe weather in 2019, the funds are delivered through the HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration.

"It’s especially important that we have the health care infrastructure in place to make sure floods, tornados and other severe weather events don’t prevent people from getting the care they need," Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, said in the release. "This funding will help clinics recover from previous damages and prepare for future emergencies."

Additionally, Kirksville-based Preferred Family Healthcare Inc., which has its administrative offices in Springfield, was selected for a $100,000 grant.

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