<p style="margin-left: 0in;">The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on July 8 that $100 million from the Affordable Care Act will go toward supporting an estimated 150 new health center sites across the country in 2015. The new centers are meant to increase access to healthcare services for underserved communities. </p>
<p style="margin-left: 0in;">&ldquo;In communities across the country, Americans turn to their local Community Health Center for vital health care services that help them lead healthy, productive lives,&rdquo; said HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell in a statement.&nbsp;</p>
<p style="margin-left: 0in;">According to HHS, more than 550 new health center sites have opened in the last three years as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The centers, in addition to providing healthcare services, also play a part in educating the public about new coverage opportunities under the Affordable Care Act, by conducting outreach and enrollment activities that link individuals to affordable coverage options available through the <a href="https://www.healthcare.gov/health-insurance-marketplace/">Health Insurance Marketplace</a>.</p>