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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Johnson Announces $4.4 Million in Federal Grants for Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic and UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dec 31, 2018
Press Release

Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic and UT Southwestern Medical Center have been awarded more than $4.4 million in grant funding by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The two medical facilities received $4,166,624 and $243,000, respectively.

“Every American needs health care, and it is the most fundamental of human rights that the government must ensure,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “As a non-practicing registered nurse and a Member of Congress, I’ve witnessed the transformative impact better health care can have on a community. It’s important to remember that in addition to quality administration of health care, health care research can bring long-term and wide-ranging benefit. That is why I am particularly delighted to announce these two grants to the MLK Family Clinic and UT Southwestern.”

The award to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic will bolster the facility’s health care delivery and administrative procedures. The clinic has been serving southern Dallas County since 1986 and offers preventative, pediatric and women’s health care. UT Southwestern has garnered a well-deserved reputation as one of the most prominent medical research entities in the nation, and the grant will fund new research into arboviruses, such as West Nile, that are transmitted through mosquitos and tics.

“In spite of the attention and focus of many committed professionals, Texas has the nation’s highest number of uninsured Americans,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “It is my hope that this funding will help lower that number and ultimately bring better quality of life to the people of District 30.”

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