(Fargo, ND) -- Family HealthCare in Fargo is one of several community healthcare centers around the state that could receive a portion of funding requested from the state.
"So community health centers really are health providers meant to kind of fill the gaps in the healthcare system as a whole. So, they're community-based. One of the requirements of our program is that patients have to make up 50 percent of our board," said Community Healthcare Association of the Dakotas CEO Shelly Ten Napel.
Ten Napel says her organization has not received state funding in the past, but is now asking state lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 2155, which would provide $2 million in funding for the agency. They operate 21 service sites in North Dakota, providing a range of care to under-served populations including medical, dental, and behavioral services.