State Sen. Art Haywood, D-Montgomery/Philadelphia, last week announced $10 million in funding for statewide mobile and community clinics to support health access in Pennsylvania.
Haywood secured this funding as part of the COVID-19 Public Health Equity Initiative (PHEI), made possible by State Fiscal Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan.
The PHEI recognizes the impact of the pandemic on medically underserved communities and makes strategic investments to ensure these disproportionately impacted communities have access to public health services.
“Health equity is health access,” said Haywood. “Funding and expanding mobile health clinics and community health centers will help communities to obtain access to health care across the Commonwealth.”
The $10 million in PHEI funding is divided into three categories, including $5 million for mobile health clinics to provide jobs, $3 million for health equity to improve accessibility and $2 million for trauma-informed care to heal communities of color.