5 Illinois health centers to split $36M in federal grants, including one in Winnebago County

CHICAGO (AP) – Five Illinois community health centers are receiving more than $36 million in federal funds to help provide affordable health care in underserved rural and urban areas.

Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced the grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday.

Under this announcement, the following organizations will receive funding to support patient-centered care:

· Crusader Central Clinic Association (Winnebago County): $6,447,055

· Heartland Health Outreach, Inc. (Cook County): $5,780,069

· Near North Health Service Corporation (Cook County): $7,171,993

· SIHF Healthcare (St. Clair County): $15,523,168

· Whiteside County Community Health Clinic (Whiteside County): $1,804,203

Durbin says community health centers provide care to more than a million Illinois residents annually.

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