Payne, Jr. Announces Grant to Provide Health Services for Underserved Newark Residents

Aug 18, 2015 Issues: Health Care, Local Issues

Newark, N.J. – Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that the City of Newark will receive a $358,333 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support critical health services to underserved residents.

“Community health centers are a vital source of timely, quality health care for disadvantaged New Jerseyans,” said Congressman Payne, Jr. “This funding will help Newark to continue providing underserved families and individuals with the services and preventive care they need to live healthy lives.”

The Health Center Cluster Grants Program is awarded on a competitive basis to grantees that have demonstrated quality care to their communities, and is overseen by HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration agency.

Congressman Payne, Jr. has been a vocal advocate for community health centers and health equity in New Jersey and throughout the country. Last week, he delivered opening remarks at Newark Community Health Centers, Inc.’s (NCHC) ribbon cutting ceremony to mark 2015 National Health Center Week, which recognizes the important role local health centers play in providing care to underserved communities.