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Dec 20, 2012

HHS Awards $2 million to Kansas clients

An announcement was made by the US Department of Health and Human Services to provide funds to establish four school-based clinics in Wichita, Kansas.
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Posted by: kim

Rockford IL, December 20, 2012: theFranaGroup, a national healthcare consulting firm, announced today the awarding of $2 million by the US Department of Health and Human Services in capital funding from the Affordable Care Act to provide funds to establish four school-based clinics in Wichita, Kansas. Each award will provide $500,000 for capital expenses to build four clinics. These grants will allow Wichita to expand primary health care services in schools as part of the planned expansion under the Affordable Care Act.


The Derby Unified School District, County of Sedgwick, Unified School District 259 and GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc. will each receive $500,000 to establish clinics in Wichita. This is the third round of school-based clinic capital awards. In a previous round, theFranaGroup clients in Wichita were successful in winning three awards of $500,000 each. As a result, $3.5 million will create seven school-based clinics in Wichita over the next two years.


theFranaGroup has secured over $255 million in direct grant funding for clients in the past twelve years and another $633 million in enhanced reimbursement for clinical services, totaling over $886 million to provide care to the uninsured and low income patients. theFranaGroup has an extraordinary application success rate with 23 New Access Point Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clinics funded since 1999. In the last twelve years, they have worked with over 100 organizations, reviewed over 200 clinical sites in 36 states and Puerto Rico.


theFranaGroup is a national health care consulting firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, specializing in Federally Qualified Health Centers. Clients include health systems, public health departments, hospitals, private practices, residency programs, free clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers. Frana previously served as President & CEO of Crusader Community Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Rockford, for 23 years before establishing his own national consulting firm.