Washington DC –Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) will receive a five year federal grant in the amount of $2,677,501 annually from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This grant was awarded to ChapCare to continue to provide services to tens of thousands of medically under-insured and uninsured residents throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
“For nearly two decades, ChapCare’s work in the San Gabriel Valley has exemplified quality care and attention to the needs of the local community. With these new federal funds, they will be able to continue providing health services to many more low-income families,” said Rep. Schiff. “ChapCare provides healthcare to many who are underserved and lack preventive services. This grant will ensure that their important work can continue and expand.”
“With Rep. Adam Schiff’s generous support, ChapCare was able to secure continued federal funding,” said Margaret B. Martinez, ChapCare’s Chief Executive Officer. “As a result, ChapCare will continue to provide excellent, comprehensive, and innovative health care that is accessible to residents of the San Gabriel Valley.”
The Health Center Cluster Grants Program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is awarded on a competitive basis to applicants with a reputation of quality and competent care to their community. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) oversees the program.
ChapCare is a network of HRSA-funded community health centers that has provided medical services to countless under-insured and uninsured residents of the San Gabriel Valley for almost 15 years. The organization operates 3 health centers in the Pasadena area, and a mobile van in the El Monte region. ChapCare provides over 54,000 primary healthcare visits annually to over 15,000 patients. ChapCare will open a new health center in the City of South El Monte in February 2013.