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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $100,000 to Grace Community Health Center. This grant will help the center focus on improved patient care and health outcomes in rural Knox and Clay counties.

“Empowering our health care professionals with the latest technology goes a long toward improving health care and getting better results,” said Rogers. “Grace Community Health Center serves those who are most in need and will use this funding to help improve the quality of life for those with little to no access to health care. This investment in Clay and Knox counties improves the well-being and health of the local community.”

Grace Community Health Center serves Knox, Whitley and Clay counties. This grant will fund their Rural Quality Improvement Project (RQIP) which focuses on Knox and Clay counties because of their medically underserved population and the high rate of diabetes and cardiovascular disease found throughout these communities. The RQIP project will implement a new patient registry system to track and report eight health indicators against nationally accepted performance measures, assess the need for quality improvement, develop additional performance measures, and more. The expected impact of this 3 year RQIP project is an increase of 26,562 patient encounters, as well as reduce the percentage of unmanaged diabetes and cardiovascular disease in these two rural counties.

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit