Menendez, Booker Announce $1.8M to Help NJ Community Health Centers Battle COVID-19 Outbreak

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 $1,884,120 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support New Jersey’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) battle the COVID-19 outbreak in the state. The first coronavirus emergency package that was signed into law earlier this month allocated funding for community health centers to help them combat the virus. FQHCs are trusted providers for many in lower-income communities who need access to health care services.

“Our community health centers are the first place so many of our families go for the health care services they need,” said Sen. Menendez. “As New Jersey continues to fight the spread of COVID-19, our CHC’s are more critical than ever, not only in providing essential health care, but in providing the reliable, important information we all need to best protect ourselves during this crisis.”

“As communities across New Jersey and our nation continue to battle a public health crisis, it’s more important than ever that we protect the most vulnerable among us,” said Sen. Booker. “This federal funding will help ensure our community health centers can provide critical health care services to some of our most underserved communities as part of our larger effort to contain the spread of this virus and protect the health and safety of all New Jerseyans.”

Earlier this month, the Senators fought to pass an $8.3 billion coronavirus emergency funding package, which included $100 million to support FQHCs efforts in responding to the outbreak. Sen. Menendez also visited North Hudson Community Action Corp, a FQHC in Passaic where he met with health care workers to discuss their efforts in combatting COVID-19.

The following FQHCs received funding:

In New Jersey, there are 24 Community Health Centers that operate 137 satellite sites, providing preventive and primary health care services to over a half-million New Jersey residents.

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  1. As I said yesterday when these devious cretins sent a letter to the president bashing him when he already released the money, they themselves now pat themselves on the back when they held up the bill by inserting all their Marxist, kickback money laundering schemes that have ZERO to do with Covid-19. Capos Pelosi and Schumer are writing the script for these clowns and directing the Dem Mafia show.

  2. Caption: “Doc, I’ve had this sore throat and nasty cough for a few days.” “I’m going to put you in quarantine, the emergency room is that way.”

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