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Franklin clinic to receive federal funds

Posted at 8:46 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 21:46:41-04

Senator Bill Cassidy announced today that $2.6 million in federal funds will go towards providing healthcare to underserved communities and vulnerable populations.

The grants, awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will be distributed to four clinics in the state. The money will be used to expand access to affordable, accessible, quality, and cost-effective primary healthcare services.

Each clinic will receive $650,000.

One clinic receiving the funds is in Acadiana - Teche Action Board in Franklin.

The other three clinics are Baptist Community Health Services, Inc. in New Orleans; Plaquemines Parish Hospital Service District Number One in Port Sulphur; and Winn Community Health Center in Winnfield.

"All people deserve access to quality healthcare. These grants expand access to Louisiana's undeserved communities and fill gaps in primary care needs," said Dr. Cassidy.