Union City, Jersey City community health centers to receive $167k in federal funding, officials say

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The North Hudson Community Action Corporation in Union City and the Horizon Health Center in Jersey City are both slated to receive $167,000 in federal funding, officials said.

The Horizon Health Center in Jersey City. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Community Health Centers are a critical piece of the puzzle in ensuring everyone has access to quality, affordable health care in this country. By offering quality health care in our communities, health centers help individuals access vital preventive services and avoid expensive emergency room visits,” U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said in a statement.

“This funding will help ensure that residents of New Jersey continue to benefit from robust and comprehensive health care, regardless of their socioeconomic status.”

Across the state, the latest round of grants issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services comes to a total of $2,309,519.

“We already know that far too many communities in New Jersey face steep barriers to accessing adequate health care,” added U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).

“This crucial federal funding will help address these health inequities by ensuring community health centers across the state have the resources needed to continue to provide necessary services to thousands of New Jerseyans.”

Back in April, Booker and Menendez announced that the North Hudson Community Action Corporation, which has five locations throughout Hudson County, would receive $5 million in federal funding.