Congressman Johnson Announces Community Health Centers to Receive $6.5 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
DECATUR, GA – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced that two Fourth District Community Health Centers will receive a total of $6.5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand their COVID-19 vaccination and treatment operations. The resources are part of the American Rescue Plan’s investments to expand access to vaccines in underserved communities.
Fourth District-based federal community health centers receiving funds:
• Oakhurst Medical Centers of Stone Mountain: $5,481,500
• Recovery Consultants, Inc. of Decatur: $976,875
“Our Community Health Centers have always been the go-to source for my constituents seeking quality, affordable health care and now they are critical players in our response to COVID-19,” said Rep. Johnson. “More help is on the way to them through the American Rescue Plan so they can redouble their efforts to get more shots in arms and save more lives from this pandemic.”
The health centers can use the funding to expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and treatment for vulnerable populations; deliver preventive and primary health care services to people at higher risk for COVID-19; and expand health centers’ operational capacity during the pandemic and beyond, including modifying and improving physical infrastructure and adding mobile units.
Congressman Johnson is a senior member of House Judiciary Committee and the Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. He is also a senior member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the House Oversight and Reform Committee. Georgia’s 4th Congressional District includes parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett and Newton counties and all of Rockdale County.