Menendez, Booker Announce $6M to Support Community Health Center in Trenton

Menendez, Booker Announce $6M to Support Community Health Center in Trenton



WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that sets national health policy, and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of $6,247,618 in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the essential health services provided at Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) in Trenton.

“This federal funding will ensure Henry J. Austin Health Center can continue their work in providing high-quality, affordable and community-based primary and preventative care to the underserved communities in the area,” said Sen. Menendez. “From gynecological services and pediatric care to mental health and behavioral services, HJAHC provides a wide array of health care needs to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. As I’ve done throughout my time in Congress, I’ll continue fighting to protect and expand funding for community health centers in New Jersey and across the country because the work they do is imperative.”

Last month, Sen. Menendez joined colleagues in introducing legislation to bolster Community Health Centers and expand access to vital health care services for hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans

Sen. Menendez supported an amendment included in the Affordable Care Act final passage that requires private insurance plans on the exchange to fully reimburse Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) at no less than the same rate as Medicaid in order to ensure the economic vitality of community health centers and properly recognize them for the valuable role they play in the American health care system.