Nearly $3M in federal funding coming to Canyonlands

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., announced more than $8 million is coming to nonprofit health-care providers in his district, including one that serves Graham and Greenlee counties.

Canyonlands Community Health Care will receive $2.88 million in Department of Health and Human Services grant funding for community health centers.

“Canyonlands Community Health Care is thrilled to be able to continue its work to provide quality health care services to some of Arizona’s most vulnerable rural communities,” said Canyonlands CEO Christopher Hansen. “This work would not be possible without the strong support of Congressman O’Halleran. He has, and continues to be, a wonderful champion and advocate for health centers and those who live in rural Arizona. We are very appreciative of him and all of his hard work. We are also appreciative of all the hardworking folks at HHS, HRSA and the BPHC who help make this program a reality. Their commitment to the underserved is commendable and much appreciated.”

Also receiving funding is Sun Life Family Health Center, Inc., which will receive $4.4 million; and Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation will receive $855,176.

“Community health centers provide essential health programs and quality, affordable care to hundreds of thousands of Arizonans every year,” O’Halleran said. “I’m pleased to see much-needed federal funding awarded to support the critical work these centers do to keep our rural communities healthy.”