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HEALTH CARE: Murray Applauds Federal Investments for Mental Health Services in Washington State

July 31, 2014



(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-- Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray applauded an announcement from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell awarding $1.9 million in Affordable Care Act funding to establish or expand behavioral health services for 20,740 Washington state residents. The health centers will use these new funds for efforts such as hiring new mental health professionals, adding mental and substance use disorder health services at the centers, and employing integrated models of primary care to better deliver overall patient care.

"Access to mental health care is as critical to overall health as access to physical health care," Senator Murray said. "This funding will help expand Washington's mental health network to offer better care to families across our state."

More information on the Affordable Care Act and Community Health Centers HERE http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/healthcenterfactsheet.pdf.

Full breakdown of funding for Washington state:

COLUMBIA VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH Wenatchee WA $ 250,000

COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SPOKANESpokane WA$ 250,000

COMMUNITY HEALTH OF CENTRAL WASHINGTON Yakima WA $ 250,000

FAMILY HEALTH CENTERSOkanogan WA$ 250,000

HEALTHPOINT Renton WA $ 236,789

SEA-MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERSeattle WA$ 249,175

SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD Seattle WA$ 250,000

YAKIMAVALLEY FARM WORKERS CLINIC Toppenish WA $ 250,000

Read this original document at: http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/newsreleases?ID=17a1ab52-a3af-454c-88bf-34045f6859df


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