The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Children’s Clinic, “Serving Children and Their Families,” (TCC) a grant award for $500,000, according to an announcement from Congresswoman Laura Richardson. The grant was awarded through the Affordable Care Act Grants for School-Based Health Centers Capital Program.
“The Children’s Clinic fills an important role in the lives of families of the 37th District,” said Richardson in a preparement statement. “They offer quality, innovative health care and health education, and no family is turned away if they are unable to pay. The doctors, social workers, nurses, and all the other health providers of the Children’s Clinic are a model of excellence.”
The Affordable Care Act’s School-Based Health Centers Capital Program provides $200 million in funding between 2010 and 2013 to support the delivery and expansion of such centers.
School-based health centers help children with illnesses to attend school and provide screenings and disease prevention activities, according to the statement.
Serving the greater Long Beach community, TCC offers daily, full service healthcare with primary care services for children, adolescents and adults. TCC was founded in 1939 by a group of physicians and community leaders focused on access to healthcare for children, particularly those from low-income families and who are at risk for health problems.
Source: Office of Congresswoman Laura Richardson