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Pallone Announces Funding for Community Health Centers in Long Branch, Perth Amboy and Asbury Park

May 17, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced that the Monmouth Family Health Center in Long Branch, the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center in Perth Amboy and the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center in Asbury Park were awarded grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.  The funding will be used to increase patient capacity at the facilities and to provide additional comprehensive primary and preventive health services to medically underserved populations.

“I am pleased that these vital institutions were awarded grants to help continue their outstanding work serving our communities,” said Pallone. “I am especially encouraged because this investment in preventative care will keep New Jersey residents healthy and out of the hospital.”

The funding for the grants comes from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center (CHC) Fund, which was extended with bipartisan support in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. In his previous role as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Pallone played a key role in authoring and passing the Affordable Care Act which created the program. Then as Ranking Member of the full Committee he fought for the extension of these funds under MACRA. The grant amounts can be found below:

  • Monmouth Family Health Center (Long Branch), $1,050,590
  • Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Central Jersey (Asbury Park), $1,024,205
  • Jewish Renaissance Medical Center (Perth Amboy), $1,410,791