Menendez, Booker announce $11.9M for substance abuse, community health funding

Menendez, Booker announce $11.9M for substance abuse, community health funding


By:  Anthony Vecchione
NJBIZ

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats, announced Thursday $11,533,365 from the Department of Health and Human Services will be allocated to support community health centers in Cumberland and Essex counties, and $400,000 to back Robins’ Nest Recovery and Housing Program in Bridgeton.

 

Community Health Care Inc. in Bridgetown will $8,036,868 from the HHS funding, and the City of Newark $3,496,497.

 

“Community Health Centers are a critical piece of the puzzle in ensuring everyone has access to quality, affordable health care in this country,” said Menendez 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.”

Menendez secured two additional years of mandatory funding at $7.8 billion in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. This funding provides support for health centers. He also secured an additional $1.626 billion in funding in the 2018 omnibus spending bill for a combined $5.4 billion in 2018 alone.

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