For Immediate Release
September 12, 2018
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Toni M. Thompson
O: (305) 805-1700

(BPRW) HHS Awards nearly $60 million to support Community Health Centers impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria

Jessie Trice Community Health System receives $336k

(Black PR Wire) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $60 million to 161 community health centers in six southern states and two U.S. territories that were impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Capital Assistance for Hurricane Response and Recovery Efforts (CARE) funding will help ensure continued access to primary health care services at community health centers in areas affected by the hurricanes. Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. (JTCHS) was among the list of national recipients and will receive 336,958 as part of the grant award.

“Health centers serve as lifelines to services and networks of resources in their communities every day, and especially during a crisis,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “These grants build on other HHS investments to ensure that health centers can continue to serve communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and strengthen their readiness to respond to the needs of the community after future hurricanes or other disasters.”

This funding was made available by the Bipartisan Budget Act, signed by President Trump in February. CARE offers capital assistance and support for minor alteration, renovation and equipment costs to assist impacted HRSA-funded health centers providing services in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and Texas as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. JTCHS will use the funds received to help reinforce buildings owned by JTCHS against severe weather and hurricanes. 

For more than 50 years, health centers have delivered affordable, accessible, quality and cost-effective primary health care services to patients. Today, nearly 1,400 health centers operate more than 11,000 service delivery sites nationwide.

Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. is a Florida 501(c)3, not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center that has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. A community mainstay, JTCHS owns and/or operates 54 facilities, including Comprehensive Primary Care centers, a women’s substance use 40-bed residential program, 40 school-based locations and two university centers.  For more information on the Jessie Trice Community Health System, call 305-805-1700 or visit


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