Dingell Tours Western Wayne Family Health Center
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. , October 12, 2022
Tags: Health Care
Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) joined the staff of Western Wayne Family Health Center for a tour of their facility in Lincoln Park to highlight the services they provide to the community, and emphasize the importance of affordable, accessible health care.
“Community health centers are the closest thing we have for fully accessible care now in the US and provide invaluable services to so many in the community who might otherwise not have access to high-quality care,” said Rep. Dingell. “Today we had the opportunity to discuss the unaffordability of prescription drugs for many who need them, and the difference it will make for patients to have the cost of insulin capped and drug prices negotiated thanks to the provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act. Western Wayne Family Health has played a huge role in keeping our community healthy and safe, especially throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and I’m thankful for all they do.”
“We are grateful to congress—and one of our biggest champions in Debbie Dingell--for bi-partisan support of community health centers,” said Lisa Rutledge, WWFHC Special Projects Manager. “ARPA is a great example of how federal dollars help WWFHC better serve our community. Soon we will begin renovations to our Lincoln Park center and add a pole barn to store our mobile clinic and outreach van. Those funds make a difference to our patients and the care we give.
The tour comes two weeks after the White House announced it will award $225.5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to train community health workers. The American Rescue Plan provided a total of over $1.1 billion for community health, outreach, and health education workers—the largest ever one-time investment in the nation’s community health workforce.
View photos from the tour here.