Torres Announces $2 Million HHS Grant Award for the Pomona Community Health Center to Provide Care for Underserved Communities
ONTARIO, CA — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $2,021,713 grant to the Pomona Community Health Center dba Parktree Community Health Center, a community-based organization that delivers affordable, accessible, and quality health services to low-income patients. The grant will support an increase in comprehensive primary and preventative care, such as medical, dental, and behavioral health services, for communities in the City of Pomona. This year, the Center has provided care for more than 9,800 individuals, including more than 3,600 children. The majority of Pomona Community Health Center’s patients are covered by Medi-Cal.
“For more than two decades, Pomona Community Health Center has provided comprehensive patient-focused care for thousands of underserved patients in Pomona,” said Torres. “As healthcare costs rise, one of my top priorities in the new Congress will be to increase access to affordable care for communities across the district. This new funding will help ensure that we can continue to deliver these essential services to build healthy families in Pomona.”
Torres has cosponsored H.R. 5942, the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018, which would address disparities in healthcare in low-income communities by improving access to quality, affordable medical services.