5 Indiana health centers sharing $1.9M for oral care

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Five Indiana health centers will receive federal funding to broaden access to dental care.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced $1.92 million in support Thursday for new dentists, dental hygienists, assistants, aides and technicians at the health centers in Gary, Indianapolis, Richmond and Valparaiso.

Receiving $350,000 awards each are Wayne County, Healthlinc Inc. of Valparaiso, the Jane Pauley Community Health Center in Indianapolis, and Porter Starke Services in Gary. A second Indianapolis health center, Healthnet Inc., is receiving about $525,000.

Nationwide, the grants total nearly $156 million in funding to support 420 health centers in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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