Family-run health centers get $5 million in grants

The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) announced roughly $5 million in grants Wednesday for health centers that serve children with special needs and their families.

The money, provided by the Affordable Care Act, will support Family-to-Family Health Information Centers. The centers are run by the families of special-needs children and provide counseling to other families, HHS said in a release.

The grants will fund health centers in all 50 states as well as Washington, D.C.

“These centers provide the information that families need to make health care decisions that are right for their children,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Secretary Sebelius said in a statement. “Family-to-Family Health Information Centers are a good investment, and have a measurable and positive impact on families, and communities.”