46 F
Friday, September 29, 2023

Bull found dead in Wheeler Co. latest in mysterious pattern

FOSSIL – The Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office...

Condon Chamber moves to Dunn Bros. Building

One of the region’s best-known entities is...

Heroes’ Journey

Honoring local vets on National Vietnam War...

Asher Community Health Center awarded grant to fight Coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award nearly $1.9 million to 30 Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Oregon, including $51,324 for the Asher Community Health Center in Fossil.

The funds will be used to help the clinic to fight the Coronavirus.

The funding was allocated from the first COVID-19 emergency supplemental funding package Congress passed in early March and builds on the nearly $7.8 million the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded to the state of Oregon in early March.  

The Asher Clinic in Fossil is one of three community health centers in central and eastern Oregon to receive funding. The Columbia River Community Health Services in Boardman received $55,087 and Mosaic Medical in Prineville received $69,058.

Oregon Congressman Greg Walden believes that the funding is coming at a crucial time as Eastern Oregon prepares for COVID-19 cases. “Community Health Centers serve more than 240,000 Oregonians in the Second District. They play a critical role in ensuring that patients have access to health care in their community, especially during this pandemic.”

Asher Clinic CEO Joy Anderson says that “Our medical providers as well as our Board of Directors are key in the decisions made for this very valuable grant and plans are in process for those funds.” Mrs. Anderson says that no plans have been finalized and that they are working with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). “ These funds will help these health centers provide screening and testing for COVID-19, medical supplies, and telehealth services. I will continue my efforts to ensure our state and nation receive the necessary support as we work to combat this deadly virus,” said Walden.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Local Stories


BLM Acquires 4,000 Acres along the Lower John Day River

Prineville, Ore. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)...

K’Lynn Lane to start new chapter with Ford Family Foundation

Oregon Frontier Chamber to start new chapter The Oregon Frontier...

Groundbreaking toolkit boosts Alzheimer’s awareness in Moro

The Sherman Co. Medical Clinic in Moro is one...

Obituary: Jan Schott

Janet "Jan" Marilyn (Shular) Schott was born February 3,...

Small town track and field athletes shine on big stage at State Championships

Fossil native, legendary coach and shoe innovator Bill Bowerman,...