HHS awards $30 million to expand developmental screening for children through community health centers

Aug. 11, 2023
Critical funding to sustain health centers into the future expires at the end of September.

To help mark National Health Center Week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $30 million to 151 HRSA-funded health centers to improve developmental outcomes among children ages 0-5 through increased screenings and follow-up services.

Ongoing, sustainable funding for health centers expires at the end of September. Health centers provide preventive and primary care services in the highest need communities across the country. Health centers will use the funding to strengthen and expand the availability of early childhood services that are vital for reducing gaps in school readiness and improving children’s ability to succeed.

HHS release