Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center has received over $907,000 in funding to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding came from the Department of Health and Human Services, along with the CARES Act, which was signed into law last month.
The funding can be used for staffing, personal protective equipment, testing or anything else needed to fight COVID-19.
Senator Stabenow said “While working on the relief package from Congress, I fought to increase funding for health centers to help them meet the needs of the communities they serve during this crisis. The nurses, doctors and health care providers in these centers are on the frontlines of this public health crisis and have been challenged like never before. This funding will help meet the urgent need for personal protective equipment, test kits and staffing in these centers. I’m grateful for their work keeping Michigan families safe.”
Dennis Litos, interim chief executive officer of the Michigan Primary Care Association said “Community health centers are key players in our nation’s response to COVID-19.”