Community Health Network Receives $70,613 Grant from The Direct Relief Hurricane Community Health Fund
Posted on June 26, 2018
Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network, dba Community Health Network (CHN) is pleased to announce a $70,613 grant award from the Direct Relief Hurricane Community Health Fund to purchase three natural gas generators to ensure the long-term viability of the Center’s immunizations and Class D pharmaceuticals in preparing for future disaster-related planning and hurricane preparedness. The award funds two generators for the Adoue Family Health Center in Alvin, TX; and a generator for CHN’s Freeport Community Health Center in Freeport, TX.
“With storms becoming more powerful and destructive, community health centers in Texas and other coastal states are the healthcare safety net (provider) helping prevent natural disasters from becoming health crises,” said Damon Taugher, Director of U.S. Programs for Direct Relief. “These generators will help to ensure that CHN will remain strong and resilient as we head back into hurricane season.”
CHN greatly appreciates Direct Relief for the generous award which will safeguard the Center’s supplies and medication, and enable CHN to continue to provide healthcare services to patients in need of medical assistance during future natural disasters.
Community Health Network is a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Brazoria and Galveston Counties offering high quality, integrated medical, dental and behavioral health care services for individuals with private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and the uninsured. CHN’s main locations are found in Alvin, Freeport, Pearland and League City, Texas. The mission of Community Health Network is to make quality health care accessible to all people regardless of their ability to pay.
For more information, please call 281-824-1480.