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Oversight of Vulnerable Health Center Grantees

Health centers provide preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Approximately 1 in 13 people in the United States relies on a HRSA-funded health center for medical care (https://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/healthcenterprogram/index.html). HRSA collects data on Health Center Program grantees' compliance and financial statuses when evaluating their applications and can take a variety of actions to help them resolve any identified compliance or financial issues. Having compliance or financial issues does not disqualify health centers from receiving HRSA grants, but having these types of issues may put health centers at risk for mismanaging their grant funds. We will determine the extent to which HRSA awarded grant money to Health Center Program grantees that have documented compliance or financial issues, the extent to which HRSA took actions to help those health centers mitigate their issues, and the extent to which health centers were able to mitigate their compliance or financial issues.


[1] http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/what-is-a-health-center/index.html

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
October 2017 Health Resources and Services Administration Oversight of Vulnerable Health Center Grantees Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-05-14-00470 2018

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