HHS awards Inner-City Muslim Action Network $650,000 for upgrades
The Inner-City Muslim Action Network Community Health Center in Chicago will expand its services after receiving a $650,000 award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The center plans to double its number of exam rooms, from four to eight, as well as hire more medical assistants and increase the number of days it offers dental services.
“IMAN’s health center has been a critical part of how we have built bridges, understanding and trust across communities at a time when our neighborhoods, city and country need that the most,” said Rami Nashashibi, executive director of the network. “Today was a symbolic reminder and validation of how critical it is to forge forward with such efforts.”
The award, announced Wednesday, is part of more than $50 million heading to 77 health centers across 23 states, Puerto Rico and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The money, given out through HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration, is intended to expand access to quality healthcare services for vulnerable populations.
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