The North Hudson Community Action Corporation, which has offices in Harrison, Jersey City, Union City, North Bergen and West New York, is slated to receive $5 million in federal funding, officials said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the organization, which also has locations in Bergen and Passaic Counties, $4,959,063.
â€œFor decades, North Hudson Community Action Corporation has been committed to providing high quality and affordable health care services to their patients,â€ U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said in a statement.
â€œFrom primary and preventive care, to dental and reproductive health, NHCAC ensures that the health care needs of the families they serve are met. This funding will allow them to continue their mission of providing exceptional health care services to hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans.â€
NHCAC President and CEO Joan Quigley praised Menendez, as well as U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), for securing the vital funding.
“There were a quarter of a million visits last year to NHCAC and we would not have been able to keep up with the high demand if it were not for funding like this,â€ Quigley stated.
â€œI know how hard it is to get money from Washington these days, but I am so thankful for the advocacy of Senators Menendez and Booker. This funding will allow us to continue serving communities across North Jersey.â€
In New Jersey, 24 community health centers operate 135 sites, providing preventive and primary health care services to 537,960 New Jerseyans.