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March 13, 2023

Collins, King Announce $1.8 Million for Community Health Center in York County

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the York County Community Action Corporation (YCCAC) has been awarded $1,883,331 in federal funding to support Nasson Health Care. Nasson, one of 20 Community Health Centers (CHC) in Maine, will use the funding to continue providing medical, dental, and behavioral health care to over 7,000 Maine patients.

“One in six Maine people receive their care from Community Health Centers – they are essential for public health and help Maine’s most vulnerable populations receive affordable health care,” said Senators Collins and King. “With this critical funding, Nasson Health Care will be better equipped to serve the people of York County and will be able to keep providing top-of-the-line care to its patients.”

“Federally Qualified Health Centers exist to improve the quality of life for our neighbors and patients. Each year we are able to provide access to medical, dental and behavioral health care using a patient-centered model, with the goal of providing extensive primary care and services,” said Carter Friend, Executive Director of York County Community Action. “We’re proud to use this HRSA funding to continue our work at Nasson Health Care, which plays such a critical role in the overall health of our community, especially for those who might not otherwise have access to health care.”

The competitive funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Cluster Program. The program specifically targets the economic and medically vulnerable as well as the geographically isolated. 

CHCs operate in both rural and urban areas, in every state in the nation, and provide important healthcare access for millions of Americans in need.

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