Congress passed the MOBILE Health Care Act (S. 958) in the fall of 2022. The bipartisan legislation will dramatically expand the ability of Community Health Centers to establish mobile clinics in rural areas and underserved communities. It allows health centers to utilize federal funds through the New Access Points Grants program to establish new, mobile health care delivery sites. There has been a 40 percent growth in health center mobile units since 2019, which has been essential expanding care beyond the brick-and-mortar walls of a traditional health care setting. Among the services that mobile health units bring to underserved communities are mammograms, dental, vaccinations, cancer screenings, telehealth, and much more.
For state and regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs), NACHC is fortunate to have support from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation this year in the form of grants to help PCAs build capacity for the growth and development of mobile units at health centers. View their press release announcing the 10 (including NVPCA) new awardees of the Leon Lowenstein “State-Level Mobile Unit Capacity Building” grant.
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