Menendez, Booker Announce $11M to Support New Jersey Community Health Centers

Menendez, Booker Announce $11M to Support New Jersey Community Health Centers

  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $11,533,365 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support community health centers in Cumberland and Essex counties.

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

“Community Health Centers play a vital role in ensuring that all New Jerseyans have access to the care they need,” said Sen. Booker.  “We already know that far too many New Jerseyans face incredible barriers to adequate healthcare. This federal funding will help address these health inequities by bringing quality, affordable healthcare services into New Jersey while strengthening our communities.”

Cumberland County:

  • $8,036,868 – Community Health Care, Inc. (Bridgeton)

Essex County:

  • $3,496,497 – City of Newark

Sen. Menendez secured two additional years of mandatory funding at $7.8 billion in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. This critical funding provides support for health centers. He also secured and additional $1.626 billion in funding in the 2018 omnibus spending bill for a combined $5.4 billion in 2018 alone. This critical funding ensures every community has access to reliable health care.   

Sen. Menendez has been honored for his long time advocacy on behalf of FQHCs, having received the Community Health Center Hero’s Award in 2018, Champion for Community Health Centers Award in 2016, and the Distinguished Community Health Champion Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) in 2012.