Alexander, Corker, Davis Announce $334,000 for Jacksboro “REACH’S, Inc.” Community Health Center

Say Funding Will Help Improve Health and Education Services in Campbell County

Posted on February 19, 2009

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN) and U.S. Representative Lincoln Davis (D-TN/04) today announced $334,000 in funding for the Regional Education and Community Health Services (REACHS) Center in Jacksboro, Tennessee, through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. With these funds, REACHS will be able to continue and improve health and education services for residents of Campbell and surrounding counties. “Community health centers need all the help they can get in these tough times,” said Alexander. “I’m glad to see this funding coming to Campbell County to help improve health and education services to the Jacksboro area.” "I’m pleased this funding will improve the health and education services that REACHS provides, and know it will be welcome news for the citizens in and around Campbell County who rely on it," said Corker. “In this tough economy, rural healthcare providers need all the help they can get to continue serving Tennessee,” said Davis. “This federal help comes at a critical time for working families who are struggling to make ends meet.” REACHS is a multi-disciplinary community based social service and health provider for Campbell County, Tennessee and the surrounding areas. Their services include help for developmentally disabled adults, a child advocacy center, support for victims of domestic violence, child abuse prevention services and others. Additionally, they are partnered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and operate a community health center with full primary care services and Black Lung programs. REACHS began as a Black Lung initiative in 1980.