US DHHS - Secretary Sebelius to Mark 100 Days of Recovery Act, Highlight Critical Support for Community Health Centers

Sebelius and HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield to Announce Additional Resources for Health Centers

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N. will mark the first 100 Days of the Recovery Act and discuss the Act’s critical support for Community Health Centers on a conference call on Thursday at 1:00 PM EDT. Sebelius and Wakefield will also announce the release of additional resources that will help strengthen Community Health Centers.


Leaders from Community Health Centers across the country will join the call and discuss how these new resources as well as additional funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will allow their centers to serve more patients. Community Health Centers are a critical part of the nation’s health care system and provide care to more than 17 million patients—one of every 19 people in the United States. The Recovery Act includes $2 billion to bolster and expand Community Health Centers. Nearly $500 million has already been made available to Community Health Centers to help the centers expand operations and serve more patients.


WHO: Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.


WHEN: May 28, 2009

1:00 PM EDT