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Charles E. Schumer

03/26/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/26/2021 16:16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $400 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR 63 COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

03.26.21

Emergency Funding For CHCs Will Be Critical For Next Phase of Vaccinations in NYS

Schumer, Gillibrand Successfully Fought For CHC Funding in American Rescue Plan

HHS to Award Funding Starting in April

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $396,801,375 in emergency federal funding for 63 community health centers (CHCs) across New York State. These funds, provided in the American Rescue Plan, will give New York's CHCs the support needed to expand COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and treatment for underserved populations. CHCs are on the frontline of health care in the United States, particularly in rural and underserved areas, and provide a critical health care safety net during times of crisis. Throughout the pandemic, these health centers have provided their communities with testing, tracing, vaccine preparedness, and other health services.

'New York's Community Health Centers are a cornerstone of the state's healthcare system and have been our frontline armor in the battle against COVID-19, especially in underserved and disadvantaged communities where COVID hit the hardest,' said Senator Schumer. 'This critical federal investment, that I fought to secure in the American Rescue Plan, will help Community Health Centers maintain their vital operations, providing health care to those at high risk of contracting COVID-19, and continuing to administer vaccines to as many New Yorkers as possible.'

'In the midst of this global pandemic, people across New York are turning to Community Health Centers for affordable primary and preventative health care,' said Senator Gillibrand. 'CHCs provide a wide-range of services to some of our most underserved populations and this funding will help address the pandemic challenge and the health disparities it has exacerbated within our communities and ensure these centers can continue providing quality care to every New York community. Due to strained financial resources, hundreds of these vital centers have been faced with closure when health care services are needed more than ever. I am proud to have fought and helped secured this funding in the American Rescue Plan, and I will continue fighting to provide CHCs with the critical resources they need to thrive.

'Every American should have the security of knowing they have access to quality, affordable health care, especially as we face a pandemic that has exposed the disparities facing rural, minority, and lower- income communities,' said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. 'The Biden Administration is committed to getting help to those who need it most, and the communities hit hardest by COVID-19 will benefit from these critical investments.'

Earlier this year, Senator Gillibrand fought for billions in funding for CHCs and helped successfully secured $7.66 billion in the American Rescue Plan to help CHCS prepare for and respond to public health crises. CHCs provide affordable primary and preventative health care to the most vulnerable and underserved communities. Over 30 million patients, including almost 400,000 veterans and almost 9 million children, receive quality medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health care services from a CHC. CHCs employ over 250,000 full-time employees nationally, produce nearly $63.5 billion in economic activity, and save our health care system more than $24 billion per year (facts and figures prior to the pandemic). CHCs also help people access healthy food, safe housing, and affordable transportation. In the midst of the addiction epidemic, CHCs are well-positioned providers of substance use disorder and mental health treatment in communities. Services provided by CHCs help patients avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room and reduce health disparities in our communities.

Distribution of funding will begin in April through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HRSA-funded health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver affordable, accessible, quality, and cost-effective primary health care to high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities across the country. Health centers serve 1 in 5 people living in rural communities, and 1 in 11 people nationwide. More than 91% of health center patients are individuals or families living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and nearly 63% are racial or ethnic minorities.

Specifically, this funding will

  • Deliver needed preventive and primary health care services to those at higher risk for COVID-19;
  • Expand CHC operational capacity during the pandemic and beyond, including modifying and improving physical infrastructure and adding mobile units.

Funding Recipients Listed Below:

NYC

Recipient

City

County

Award Amount

THE ADDABBO JOSEPH P FAMILY HEALTH CENTER INC

Arverne

Queens County

$7,014,375

DAMIAN FAMILY CARE CENTERS, INC.

Jamaica

Queens County

$2,290,750

FLOATING HOSPITAL INCORPORATED (THE)

Long Island City

Queens County

$4,320,500

BRONX COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK, INC

Bronx

Bronx County

$16,116,750

BRONXCARE HEALTH INTEGRATED SERVICES SYSTEM, INC.

Bronx

Bronx County

$15,077,000

LA CASA DE SALUD INC.

Bronx

Bronx County

$1,387,875

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

Bronx

Bronx County

$1,859,000

MORRIS HEIGHTS HEALTH CENTER, INC.

Bronx

Bronx County

$10,663,000

UNION COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

Bronx

Bronx County

$5,786,875

URBAN HEALTH PLAN, INC.

Bronx

Bronx County

$17,060,750

VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTION PROJECT COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.

Bronx

Bronx County

$877,125

BEDFORD STUYVESANT FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC., THE

Brooklyn

Kings County

$2,675,250

BROOKLYN PLAZA MEDICAL CENTER

Brooklyn

Kings County

$1,479,500

BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Brooklyn

Kings County

$3,827,500

COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVES INC.

Brooklyn

Kings County

$968,750

EZRA MEDICAL CENTER

Brooklyn

Kings County

$4,056,625

HEALTHCARE CHOICES NY, INC.

Brooklyn

Kings County

$1,099,375

HOUSING WORKS HEALTH SERVICES III, INC.

Brooklyn

Kings County

$1,881,500

ODA PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTER, INC.

Brooklyn

Kings County

$8,916,750

SUNSET PARK HEALTH COUNCIL, INC.

Brooklyn

Kings County

$24,518,750

APICHA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

New York

Manhattan

$1,490,375

BETANCES HEALTH CENTER

New York

Manhattan

$1,398,125

CARE FOR THE HOMELESS

New York

Manhattan

$2,283,125

CHARLES B. WANG COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

New York

Manhattan

$10,387,625

COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT, INC.

New York

Manhattan

$926,000

COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NETWORK, INC.

New York

Manhattan

$9,158,875

EAST HARLEM COUNCIL FOR HUMAN SERVICES, INC.

New York

Manhattan

$2,295,750

HERITAGE HEALTH AND HOUSING, INC.

New York

Manhattan

$1,178,625

INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY HEALTH, THE

New York

Manhattan

$19,863,875

NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS CORPORATION

New York

Manhattan

$24,469,750

PROJECT RENEWAL, INC.

New York

Manhattan

$2,424,125

SETTLEMENT HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES, INC.

New York

Manhattan

$2,964,875

UNDER 21

New York

Manhattan

$702,750

UPPER ROOM AIDS MINISTRY, INC.: ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE CENTER

New York

Manhattan

$1,307,000

WILLIAM F. RYAN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

New York

Manhattan

$8,146,000

BEACON CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

Staten Island

Richmond County

$1,118,625

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF RICHMOND, INC.

Staten Island

Richmond County

$2,622,250

Capital

Recipient

City

County

Award Amount

WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR., HEALTH CENTER, INC.

Albany

Albany County

$3,461,750

HUDSON HEADWATERS HEALTH NETWORK

Queensbury

Warren County

$12,725,125

SCHENECTADY FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES, INC

Schenectady

Schenectady County

$3,257,000

Central

Recipient

City

County

Award Amount

EAST HILL FAMILY MEDICAL INC

Auburn

Cayuga County

$1,575,500

SYRACUSE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

Syracuse

Onondaga County

$4,683,125

UPSTATE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

Utica

Oneida County

$1,296,000

FAMILY HEALTH NETWORK OF CENTRAL NEW YORK, INC.

Homer

Cortland County

$2,687,000

NORTHERN OSWEGO COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES, INC

Pulaski

Oswego County

$4,190,875

Western

Recipient

City

County

Award Amount

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF BUFFALO, INC.

Buffalo

Erie County

$3,639,500

JERICHO ROAD MINISTRIES INC.

Buffalo

Erie County

$3,133,000

NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER OF WNY, INC.

Buffalo

Erie County

$4,046,750

THE CHAUTAUQUA CENTER

Dunkirk

Chautauqua County

$1,893,750

Rochester/Finger Lakes Region

Recipient

City

County

Award Amount

OAK ORCHARD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

Brockport

Monroe County

$3,737,875

ANTHONY L. JORDAN HEALTH CORPORATION

Rochester

Monroe County

$4,363,250

MOSAIC HEALTH, INC.

Rochester

Monroe County

$15,797,625

REGIONAL HEALTH REACH, INC.

Rochester

Monroe County

$500,000

FINGER LAKES MIGRANT HEALTH CARE

Penn Yan

Yates County

$6,332,875

Southern Tier

Recipient

City

County

Award Amount

SOUTHERN TIER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER NETWORK

Olean

Cattaraugus County

$1,818,375

North Country

Recipient

City

County

Award Amount

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION OF THE NORTH COUNTRY, INC.

Canton

St. Lawrence County

$2,188,500

NORTH COUNTRY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

Watertown

Jefferson County

$2,703,625

Hudson Valley

Recipient

City

County

Award Amount

REFUAH HEALTH CENTER, INC.

Spring Valley

Rockland County

$11,808,625

CORNERSTONE FAMILY HEALTHCARE

Cornwall

Orange County

$7,247,375

EZRAS CHOILIM HEALTH CENTER, INC.

Monroe

Orange County

$3,985,125

MOUNT VERNON NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER, INC.

Mount Vernon

Westchester County

$3,833,875

OPEN DOOR FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER, INC.

Ossining

Westchester County

$14,400,875

SUN RIVER HEALTH

Peekskill

Westchester County

$46,878,250

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