Three Hudson County community health centers account for just shy of nearly $720,000 in federal funding, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) said today.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“FQHCs (federally qualified health centers) are often the first place families and seniors across the state go to when they need affordable and high quality health care,” Menendez said in a statement.
“Community health centers have been on the frontlines of the pandemic since the very beginning and they continue to play a critical role in the state’s response and recovery. This funding will ensure they continue to serve the residents of New Jersey and have the personal protective equipment and medical supplies they need to keep their patients and health care providers safe and healthy.”
In New Jersey, there are 24 Community Health Centers that operate 137 satellite sites, providing preventive and primary health care services to over a half-million New Jersey residents.
Statewide, $5,319,625 will be allocated to these FQHCs via grant funding provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Locally, the Horizon Health Center netted $266,088, Metropolitan Family Health Network, Inc. received $211,600, and the North Hudson Community Action Corporation will benefit from $242,000.
“New Jersey health centers have been essential in the fight against COVID-19 by providing critical care to those who need it most,” added Booker.
“This federal funding will help ensure our community health centers can continue to provide critical health care services to some of our most underserved communities in order to protect the health and safety of all New Jerseyans.”