Aug 04 2009
U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Health Help, Inc. with a $235,620 grant for technology related equipment to improve patient care. Health Help, Inc. is a non-profit, licensed primary care Federally Qualified Health Center with operations in southern and central Kentucky.
“Healthcare is an issue that affects every Kentuckian and fortunately clinics like Health Help offer important medical services to area residents at low costs,” said Rogers. “Whether it is a yearly check-up, cancer screenings, or consultation with doctors on an upcoming surgery, these clinics are a lifeline to many of our neighbors and bring top-notch medicine to our region.”
Health Help, Inc. will use this grant to revamp their telecommunications, computer, security, and medical storage systems. This will help enhance patient’s access to comprehensive primary care services, including primary medical, dental, pharmacy, mental health, laboratory, and radiology.
Health Help, Inc. was founded by Dr. Phil Curd in 1973. Today, Health Help now operates four community health centers in Jackson, Madison, and Estill Counties, serves over 20,000 patients each year and offers a wide variety of medical services. With 13 physicians, 5 dentists, 3 dental hygienists, 5 pharmacists, 4 nurse practitioners, 1 physician’s assistant and 2 licensed social workers, Health Help, Inc. aims to address the health disparities found in rural, low-income communities.
Rogers works to obtain federal funding for projects across southern and eastern Kentucky in his role as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.