Created By Affordable Care Act, Expands Access to Mental Health Services


WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) announced today that three Connecticut health centers have been awarded grants by the Health and Human Services Department.  With the grants, Griffin Hospital, Fair Haven Community Health Clinic and Community Health Center, Inc. will be better able to provide comprehensive physical and mental health care to students, in their schools, where the care is easily accessible.


“These grants will go a long way towards making health services more readily available for children and adolescents.  Unfortunately Connecticut needs no reminder of how critical it is to make sure young people can access mental, as well as physical health care services.  I am proud the Affordable Care Act created this grant program and we are continuing to support programs that make our communities healthier.  Even in tough fiscal times, we have to put people’s health and safety first.”


The awards are as follows:

  • Community Health Center, Inc; Middletown--$451,370
  • Fair Haven Community Health Clinic, Inc; New Haven--$231,305
  • Griffin Hospital/Griffin Health Services Corporation; Derby--$26,772


Under the Affordable Care Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services is required to award grants to support school-based health centers that provide comprehensive physical and mental health services to children and adolescents.  For more information on the program, click here.