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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Announces over $700,000 for East Hartford School-Based Health Centers

December 8, 2012
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that two School-Based Health Centers will be receiving grants to help enhance and expand their ability to provide health services in the East Hartford area. East Hartford Community HealthCare, Inc. and Integrated Health Services, Inc. will be receiving $410,924 and $315,566 respectively.

"Connecticut's school-based and community health centers bring vital medical services to our most vulnerable populations," said Larson. "This funding will help thousands of underserved children, adults, and families receive comprehensive healthcare vital to their well being. I am glad to see this funding go to East Hartford Community HealthCare and Integrated Health Services, and I look forward to seeing them continue to improve the overall health of our communities."

East Hartford Community HealthCare will use the funding to enhance its school dental program and mobilize a full-service dental van to address the dental needs of students and families who lack transportation. Integrated Health Services will use the funding to open three new School Based Teaching Centers in East Hartford and to purchase medical, dental, and administrative equipment to help improve quality of care.