Lankford Applauds Federal Awards to Oklahoma Health Centers, Nursing Facilities Fighting COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today applauded an announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on $1.4 million in federal health-related funding to 21  health centers across Oklahoma. Additionally, HHS announced its awards to 291 Oklahoma nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities, totaling $43,166,350, through the Provider Relief Fund from the CARES Act as a part of its $2.5 billion allocation nationally. These federal grants help states, especially rural areas, combat COVID-19 and continue to maintain other important health services amid the pandemic.

“I am glad HHS has made this continued investment in Oklahoma health centers and nursing facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lankford. “Oklahomans count on our valuable health centers, skilled nursing centers, and nursing homes, especially those that serve our families in the rural parts of our state. These federal investments help ensure our health facilities have the resources, protective equipment, and personnel they need. Now more than ever, we owe our healthcare and essential workers continued gratitude for their work day in and day out to treat our illnesses and injuries and contain and treat COVID-19.”

CLICK HERE to view the list of Oklahoma health centers that received awards.

Total funding to Oklahoma: 21 health centers received awards totaling $1,434,144

  • Clinical Quality Improvers: 14 Oklahoma health centers received awards totaling $312,491
  • Health Center Quality Leaders: 2 health centers received awards totaling $121,978
  • Access Enhancers: 7 health centers received awards totaling $109,250
  • Value Enhancers: 1 health center received an award totaling $28,750
  • Health Disparities Reducers: 6 health centers received awards totaling $136,275
  • Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality: 21 health centers received awards totaling $170,400
  • Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition: 13 health centers received awards totaling $555,000