Another $500k for community health centers

Two health centers in Maryland received a total of $500,000 in federal funding to establish or expand behavioral health services.

The money was split equally between Family Health Centers of Baltimore, in Brooklyn, and Western Maryland Health Care Corp, in Oakland.

The expanded services are expected to serve 4,750 Marylanders.

The awards, announced Thursday, are in addition to funding given to two other health centers in Maryland earlier this year. The funding is through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, which helps support a variety of community-based health care services across the country.

HRSA funding will total $11 billion over a five-year period for the construction, operation and expansion of community health centers.

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