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HHS Funding for Construction, Renovation of School-Based Health Centers

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced the availability of funding for the construction and renovation of school-based health centers. These new investments, totaling up to $75 million, are part of the School-Based Health Center Capital (SBHCC) Program, which was created by the Affordable Care Act.

School-based health centers are an important component of the nation’s health care safety net. The centers enable children with acute or chronic illnesses to attend school as well as help to improve the overall health and wellness of children and adolescents through health screenings, health promotion and disease prevention activities.

Read more: http://1.usa.gov/J4kEbV  [HHS Press Release, May 9, 2012]

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