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Napolitano Receives Award, Calls for Improved Health Care

March 4, 2010
Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- On February 25, 2010, Congresswoman Grace Napolitano was awarded the 2010 Distinguished Community Health Defender Award by the National Association of Community Health Centers in Washington, DC. Napolitano has been a long-time supporter of community health centers, which provide medical services for people who are low-income, without insurance, or otherwise have limited resources.

“I am honored to receive this award, but the people who truly deserve our recognition are the doctors and nurses who work in our local health centers to help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged among us. Their efforts are an inspiration and a reminder that we need to do all that we can to provide both physical and mental health care to all the members of our community.”

Napolitano’s 38th Congressional District is 27% uninsured and she is a strong supporter of health care reform. Her bill HR 2531, the Mental Health in Schools Act, provides mental health care services for students in need regardless of insurance or socioeconomic status.