Congresswoman Kelly Announces nearly $477,00 in Federal Grants
for Community Health Centers
Matteson, IL – On Wednesday, Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced that federal grants totaling $476,820 have been awarded to three community health centers on Chicago’s South Side and in the South Suburbs.
“During the pandemic and in normal times, our community health centers are on the frontline of healthcare,” Rep. Kelly said. “It is our hometown health centers that our most vulnerable neighbors rely on for preventative services, including the treatment of serious chronic health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’s Health Braintrust, I’m working hard to provide more funding and resources for our community clinics.”
Community Health Centers awarded grants were:
- Family Christian Health Center, $150,000
- Chicago Family Health Center, $208,260
- TCA Health Inc., $118,560
Family Christian Health Center will use its $150,000 hypertension care grant to purchase blue-tooth wireless blood pressure monitors for patients to use at home. These Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) devices will help patients monitor and better manage uncontrolled blood pressure in real time by connecting to Electronic Health Records (HER).Through the grant, patients will also receive pertinent health education, healthy tips, recipes and direct access to fresh fruits and vegetables that can be delivered to their homes.