WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) submitted a Community Project Funding request of $350,000 for the Family First Community Center – Health Clinic, HealthPoint in Renton, Wash. to the House Appropriations Committee.
"When former Seattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin approached HealthPoint with his vision for a community health and wellness center in the historically underserved Cascade/Benson neighborhood, we eagerly agreed to form a partnership,” said Lisa Yohalem, HealthPoint President and CEO. “This partnership aligns perfectly with our mission of strengthening communities by breaking down barriers to care. We are grateful for the support from Congressman Smith for the new Family First Community Center that will serve thousands of low-income families with quality health care services along with recreational and educational opportunities."
HealthPoint will bring quality health clinic and wellness programs to the new Family First Community Center (FFCC) in Renton. The full-service primary care clinic will include medical, behavioral health, and dental care. This funding will support capital equipment purchases for the health clinic, expected to open in 2022.
With HealthPoint’s onsite full-service primary care clinic, participants in FFCC programming will benefit from seamless access to health care services whether their point of entry is through sports, recreation, STEM, or other programs taking place at the FFCC. The co-location of the clinic with the FFCC will eliminate many of the transportation and financial barriers to accessing health care currently experienced by low-income families in the Cascade/Benson Hill community.
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