Muncie health center awarded large federal grant

Muncie’s Open Door Health Services has been awarded a $6 million federal grant.  The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding money to about 150 community health centers nationwide.  Director Kathleen Sebelius says the money will support major construction and renovation projects.  According to HHS figures, community health centers serve 19 million patients across the country.  Open Door says it served more than fifteen thousand patients in 2009 at one of their five locations.  In total, Indiana health centers were awarded $16 million in grants.  Community clinics in Fort Wayne and Lafayette were also given federal grant money.

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