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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Marks National Health Center Week

August 17, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement celebrating National Health Center Week, which recognizes the importance of our nation’s over 1,400 Community Health Centers, which serve over 27 million Americans.

“During National Health Center Week—and every week—I salute our Community Health Centers and all their wonderful, hard-working employees that make a difference day in and day out. Community Health Centers have helped residents in Connecticut and around the country get the primary, preventive, dental, and mental health care they need for more than five decades. And every year in Connecticut, they serve more than 350,000 patients, bringing down overall costs by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and ER visits,” said DeLauro. “They also provide a boost to local economies in many underserved and low-income communities, employing nearly 190,000 people and generating over $45 billion in economic activity. The impact of Community Health Centers on the lives of children and families in Connecticut and across the country cannot be overstated, and I am proud to fight to keep them funded in Congress.”

DeLauro is a longtime champion for high-quality, affordable health care and the senior Democrat on the subcommittee responsible for funding the Department of Health and Human Services.