October 4, 2021
Family Health receives special funding from HRSA
MOBILE, Ala. – Family Health, the primary care division of the Mobile County Health Department, has been awarded funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant is part of the American Rescue Plan’s Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements (ARP-Capital) funding opportunity.
HRSA will provide approximately $1 billion for an estimated 1,376 awards to all eligible health centers that submitted a completed application. The formula used by HRSA to decide the amount of the award started with a $500,000 base amount plus $11 per patient as reported in the 2019 Uniform Data System (UDS) Report.
The purpose of the ARP-Capital one-time funding opportunity for health centers is to support construction, expansion, alteration, renovation, and other capital improvements to modify, enhance, and expand health care infrastructure.
The majority of the award received by Family Health was for the “Construction/Alteration and Renovation” category. The project period runs from September 15, 2021, through September 14, 2024.
Since its inception in 1979, Family Health has provided services to the uninsured, underinsured, insured, and medically underserved populations of Mobile County. In addition to the general population, the center has also targeted special populations (such as migrant and seasonal workers, refuges, at-risk students, public housing residents, maternity patients and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH).
Family Health’s dedicated healthcare providers, support staff and administrative staff are committed to providing numerous services via nine health centers across Mobile and Baldwin counties and a Mobile Medical Unit. Services provided include the following: primary care, behavioral health, HIV early intervention services, nutrition services, 340B pharmacy, social services, X-ray, dental, lab, interpretation, maternity, and family planning.