In addition to keeping our families healthy, community health centers contribute to the prosperity of the local economy by creating well-paying jobs. That's why we have announced today that thanks to the Health Care Act we Affordable $ 700 billion in new financing to pay for the renovation and construction of community health centers.
Since the beginning of 2009, health centers have added more than 18.600 new jobs full time in many communities with the nation's economic difficulties. And these new funding announced today will help continue this trend and generate thousands of jobs nationwide. Here are some details. In 2010, community health centers provided employment for more than 131,000 people, including:
- Medical 9.600
- 11.400 nurses
- 9.500 dentists and oral health professionals
- 6.400 nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives
- 4.200 professional mental health care
- And more than 12,000 case managers and staff for health education, outreach and transportation