DeLauro Recognizes National Health Center Week
NEW HAVEN, CT (August 9, 2019) - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement in recognition of National Health Center Week, which celebrates our nation’s over 1,400 Community Health Centers and the more than 29 million Americans they serve.
“Community Health Centers have helped people in Connecticut and around the country get the primary, preventive, dental, and mental health care they need for more than 50 years. As they carry out their important mission—providing health care services to those who need it—they also bring down the cost of care by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits,” said DeLauro. “More than that, they grow local economies in underserved and low-income communities by employing over 236,000 people and generating over $54 billion in economic activity. It is imperative that funding for Community Health Centers is reauthorized by the end of September so no center is at risk of closing or having to lay off dedicated staff. Community Health Centers are critical to the health of children and families in, and I am proud to fight to keep them funded in Congress.”
DeLauro serves as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee responsible for funding the Department of Health and Human Services.