Rep. Norcross Helps Secure Over $1.6 Million in Funds to Expand Health Care for Uninsured Families in South Jersey
CAMDEN, NJ – Today, US Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the Camden Community Health Center will receive $1.66 million in funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide essential health services to the underserved. South Jersey. . The grant recipient, Project HOPE, works to provide primary health care, behavioral health care, and social services to the city’s most vulnerable populations. Federal funding was administered through HHS’s Health Center Cluster Program.
“This funding recognizes the importance of local hospitals in expanding health care to every South Jersey family,” he said. said Congressman Norcross. “I thank the entire Project HOPE team for their dedication to keeping our community healthy, and I will continue to do my part in Congress to improve the health and well-being of our families.”
“Federal Public Health Services strive to provide first aid to the most at-risk population; today Project HOPE continues to provide access to care,” said Pat DeShields, CEO of Project HOPE “These funds support the delivery of patient-centered primary care, wellness, and evidence-based health care to the people in the Camden City community. Project HOPE continues to partner with community organizations, hospitals, and government officials – such as Congressman Norcross – to increase access to care and expand resources regardless of the patient’s social or economic status.
About the DHHS Health Center Cluster Program (www.hrsa.gov)
The Health Center Cluster Program supports community-based nonprofit and patient-led organizations that provide primary and preventive health care to underserved populations. Providers are selected competitively by demonstrating a good record of quality care. This grant program is administered by HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
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