HHS awards $1M for health care innovation, boosting primary care access

June 22, 2022

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the Healthcare Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), announced the launch of a national competition offering a total of $1 million to spark healthcare innovation focused on boosting primary care access at HRSA-supported health centers.

According to the Commonwealth Fund, primary care access in the US is worse than in any other similarly developed nation.

“With today’s announcement, we are asking innovators to join us in the work to improve health outcomes in historically underserved communities,” said HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson. “We look forward to the creative and novel ideas the community will bring to the table as we work together to improve health equity and increase access to healthcare and social services.”

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