Phil Roe

03/25/2020 | Press release | Archived content

Roe Applauds Grants to Combat Coronavirus in East Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $212,467 to health centers in the First District of Tennessee to combat the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19):

'We are in uncharted waters as our nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is critical East Tennesseans are confident they will continue to have access to health care. Our community health centers serve as the primary care providers for thousands of patients in our region, and they must have the resources they need to keep their doors open. I am pleased to see HHS recognize this urgent need and award East Tennessee health centers a total of $212,467 to combat COVID-19 in our region. I am hopeful that with this funding, our health centers will be better prepared to treat patients with COVID-19.'

Note: Tennessee was awarded over $2 million in grant funding to support 29 health centers in their efforts to combat COVID-19. This funding was authorized under the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental that Congressman Roe proudly supported. The following health centers will be receiving grants under the Tennessee award. For a full list of grant recipients, click here.

  • East Tennessee State University - $62,041
  • Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. - $89,989
  • Rural Medical Services, Inc. - $60,437