Information provided by the Office of Congressman Jimmy Panetta.
Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced on April 11 that the San Benito Health Foundation has received a federal grant totaling $2,493,435 from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
“Community health centers and clinics are integral to our region’s health care system,” said Congressman Panetta. “These funds will help the San Benito Health Foundation to continue to provide their patients with quality health education and preventative services, and to promote healthy lifestyles.”
According to the April 11 press release, the funding for this grant comes through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Cluster grant program. HRSA supports access to health care in rural areas, the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most, and improvements in health care delivery.
Said Rosa Vivian Fernández, president and chief executive officer of the San Benito Health Foundation: “These funds will enable our organization to provide comprehensive, quality, affordable services to all community members. As a patient-centered health center we strive to engage the community in early preventive medical care and treatment to enable our community to thrive. We also look forward to many years ahead as we navigate new frontiers in health care development such as telemedicine. We invite community members to visit our clinic and experience firsthand the medical, dental, vision, WIC, nutrition, health education and supportive services offered.”
San Benito Health Foundation is a community health center, serving San Benito County and surrounding communities since 1975.