Sen. Brown Announces New Resources for Community Health Center Development in Akron

More than $750,000 in Funds Will Help Develop Critical Health Care Services to Akron Residents and Support Local Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC – A community health center in Akron will be able to be developed as a result of new federal resources. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Asian Service Action, Inc., a medical center serving Summit County, received new resources from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support and develop new primary care health services. The funds, made possible by the Affordable Care Act, will help serve an additional 59,806 patients statewide.

“Community health centers play a vital role in helping Ohioans obtain access to primary and preventive health care services,” said Brown.  “These new federal resources will help Asian Service Action, Inc. provide affordable and accessible health care to more of Akron’s children, seniors, and parents.”

Allocated through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Center program, the grant will provide $775,000 to the Akron-based organization.