Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Michelle Obama in the neighborhood

By Julia Morelli

Michelle Obama was at the Upper Cardozo Health Center at 14th and Irving Monday to announce the release of $850 million in stimulus money to help free and low-cost community clinics around the country. $2.5 million is going to the Upper Cardozo Health Center for 20 new exam rooms, which is great news because that clinic is always really crowded. According to a report on WAMU this morning the Health Center gets about 400 calls per day for appointments and they can only see about 175 people daily.

This is at least the third time one of the Obamas has visited the neighborhood - once before to the gym, and once to a charter school.

Photo by me

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