July 8, 2014
It's not often we get to report on positive spending increases in the medical realm these days...  We are pleased to report that the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $83.4 Million in ACA spending towards primary care (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, geriatrics, and general dentistry) residency programs at 60 Teaching Health Centers nationwide. (view list of Teaching Health Centers awarded funding here).   Press release available here.

For those unfamiliar, the Teaching Health Centers program is a "$230 million, five-year initiative which began in 2011 to support an increased number of primary care residents and dentists trained in community-based ambulatory patient care settings."  This additional funding is one small step towards combating the physician shortage in certain areas of the country, increasing the number of resident spots in primary care in the 2014-2015 academic year by approximately 200 positions.

Tri-State Recipients -

Sunset Park Health Council, Inc. - $600,000
Internal Medicine
Brooklyn NY

Long Island FQHC - $2,700,000
Family Medicine
East Meadow, NY

Institute for Family Health (Harlem) - $4,800,000
Family Medicine
New York, NY

Institute for Family Health (Mid-Hudson) - $1,800,000
Family Medicine
New York, NY

Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc. - $1,800,000
Internal Medicine
Danbury, CT


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