Gosar Secures Grant Funding for Health Clinic in Colorado City
Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) made the following statement after the Creek Valley Health Clinic in Colorado City, AZ received a $920,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.
"I am proud to have to helped the Creek Valley Health Clinic secure this grant funding. Colorado City is a historically underserved community and enhancing healthcare infrastructure is an essential part in helping the town prosper. I want to pay tribute to Shirlee Draper and her entire team for the incredible work they do in providing exceptional care to the people of Colorado City. I look forward to seeing them use these dollars to serve the town in even greater ways going forward," said Gosar.
"Creek Valley Health Clinic is profoundly grateful for the support we receive from the Health Resources Services Administration to provide critical primary medical and behavioral services to a historically underserved, rural and low-income population. We are also indebted to Congressman Gosar for the assistance and support we received in navigating the process of creating and opening the clinic. Since the opening of our new Community Health Center, we have served 1,600 patients and have completed over 3,300 visits from the period of December 1, 2019- July 20, 2020. Over 55% of these visits were for patients living at or below 200% poverty, and about 50% of visits cared for patients under the age of 21. We anticipate that preventive and primary health services will have a life-long positive impact on our patients and our community," said Creek Valley Health Clinic Board President Shirlee Draper and CEO Hunter Adams.