Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP ANNOUNCES GRANTS AWARDED TO ALBANY AREA PRIMARY HEALTH CARE FOR PRIMARY CARE AND HIV TREATMENT & PREVENTION

Jun 10, 2014
Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce the following U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grants awarded to Albany Area Primary Health Care through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). One grant will go towards funding primary care provided by the facility and the other will support early prevention programs and medical care for those affected by HIV/AIDS. The money allocated by these grants will allow Albany Area Primary Health Care facilities to continue to provide Southwest Georgia with quality primary medical assistance.

“I am very grateful for this opportunity extended to Albany Area Primary Health Care to provide service to all patients of ranging socioeconomic status,” said Congressman Bishop. “I commend the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its commitment to supporting community health centers like Albany Area Primary Health Care. Well-funded medical facilities are vital to improving America’s access to reliable health care.”

“Grants like these have helped Albany Area Primary Health Care serve over 3 million patients throughout thirty-five years in Southwest Georgia,” said Tary Brown, CEO of Albany Area Primary Health Care. “I am very glad that grants like these will continue to support and develop community health centers for the wellbeing of people in Southwest Georgia as well as across America.”

HHS granted $3,550,575.00 dollars for primary care to the community health center which will be allocated among twelve service sites. It also granted $944,652.00 dollars for HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment at the Albany and Thomasville locations.

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