$111,325 Grant Ensures Quality, Cost-Effective Community Health Care By Jill Jesso-White on October 13, 2017 in Community Health News Community Health Centers Rutland Region Receives Federal Grant For “Quality Initiative” for Preventative Care, Screenings Health screenings, immunizations, and preventative care initiatives will benefit from a federal government grant of $111,325 to the Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region (CHCRR). CHCRR received one of largest of the federal grants awarded in Vermont from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The $111,325 grant was announced by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders who, in a statement, said, “Community health centers not only provide high quality and affordable care where it’s needed and when it’s needed, they do it in a very cost-effective way.” CHCRR executive director Grant Whitmer said the grant will be used to improve and expand on the centers’ “Quality Initiative.“ CHCRR was recognized by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services for the high-quality delivery of primary health care services and for having among the best overall clinical performance among all health centers. CHCRR is central Vermont’s largest network of primary care, pediatric and dental services with offices in Rutland, Brandon, Castleton, West Pawlet and Shoreham. CHCRR Pediatrics and Community Dental offices are located in Rutland and Shoreham, CHCRR Pediatrics is in Rutland and CHCRR’s Express Care centers, open 7 days a week, are located at the Rutland and Castleton Community Health Centers.