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Pallone Announces Funding for Community Health Centers

March 27, 2009
Press Release

Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced today that four community health centers in his district will receive funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released $338 million to expand services offered at community health centers nationwide.

           

In Monmouth County, The Visiting Nurse's Association of Central New Jersey (VNACJ) Community Health Center in Asbury Park received $212,301 and the Monmouth Family Health Center in Long Branch received $100,000.

In Union County, Neighborhood Health Services Corporation, Inc. in Plainfield received $435,677 and in Middlesex County, the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey (UMDNJ), Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in New Brunswick received $298,466 in Recovery Act funds.

           

"Community Health Centers are the first line of defense in providing quality preventive and primary health care services to medically underserved communities," Pallone said.  "As more Americans join the ranks of the uninsured, the demands on our state's health centers continue to grow.  The funds provided through the recovery package today will strengthen these facilities and help them continue to provide access to high quality health services."

Earlier this year, Pallone, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, worked to have funding included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for community health centers.