WASHINGTON, DC-- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Fiver Rivers Health Centers will receive a $1,945,875 grant. Since January of 2020, Five Rivers Health Centers has received over $10.2 million in federal funding.  

This grant was made possible in part by Congressman Mike Turner’s support of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which appropriated funding to the Department of Health and Human Services.  

In helping announce the grant, Congressman Turner stated: 

“After supporting COVID legislation that appropriated increased funding to the Health and Human Services Department, I’m grateful that HHS has announced a nearly $2 million grant to Five Rivers Health Centers. This announcement brings Five Rivers’ total 2020-2021 federal funding to over $10 million,” said Turner. “With this grant, Five Rivers Health Center can invest in needed upgrades and address the evolving medical needs of our community during the pandemic. I will continue to support Five Rivers in their mission to provide quality care to thousands across the Dayton region.” 

Five Rivers Health Centers CEO Gina McFarlane-El also commented on the grant:  

“Five Rivers Health Centers is thrilled to receive this nearly $2 million grant, which will support needed improvements and additional healthcare services for our patients,” said McFarlane-El. “We are grateful for Congressman Turner’s long-standing support as we continue serving low-income families in the Dayton area with the best care possible.” 

Five Rivers Health Centers oversees 12 health centers across the Miami Valley region that provide various health-related care including dental care, surgical health, and pediatric health. Five Rivers Health Centers currently serves over 25,000 patients with more than 87,000 visits in the Greater Dayton community.