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Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

Costa Announces $400,000 for Camarena Health in Madera County

Aug 25, 2015
Press Release

Madera, CA – Today, Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) announced $400,000 for Camarena Health in Madera County. The grant is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. The funding will go toward improving and establishing facilities to boost health services in rural areas. 

“It is a pleasure to announce grant funding for Camarena Health,” said Rep. Costa. “Community health centers like Camarena Health work to ensure that all individuals have access to quality, affordable care.  This investment will allow Camarena Health to continue their efforts in serving residents who live in rural communities throughout Madera and depend on these health services.”

“I am very pleased that HRSA selected Camarena Health as one of its grant recipients,” said Paulo Soares, Chief Executive Officer of Camarena Health.  “The funds provided to Camarena Health through this funding opportunity will allow for a new access point to high quality and affordable health care for the residents of Madera.  Camarena Health seeks to provide access to health care for approximately 3,000 new patients in the coming years with this new funding.”

For 35 years, Camarena Health has provided health services to Madera County residents. Community health centers provide a full range of primary, preventative care, and supportive services to an underserved population, including migrant and seasonal farm workers.