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Funds Will Allow Community Health Centers to Continue to Increase Access to Health and Primary Care Services for Residents

 Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $6,400,528 in federal funds for 62 New York community health centers. The funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). These Health Center Quality Improvement funds are rewards for health care centers who have exceeded or met quality standards and patient care goals. The funds will support high-quality health centers across the state continue to increase access to comprehensive primary health care services and further invest in care for the communities and patients they serve.

 “These critical federal investments will enable 61 community health centers throughout New York State, including 26 centers in Upstate New York alone, to improve healthcare access for the local community,” said Senator Schumer. “Specifically, this investment will enable high-quality health centers to increase access to primary care services for New Yorkers and build upon their already successful work to improve patient care-quality and reduce health disparities across New York State. Not only will this funding further enhance New York State residents ability to access high-quality health care services, it will also support jobs for local area residents and health professionals, enriching regional economies across the state. This is great news for New York State and I will continue to fight for this kind of funding so that New Yorkers may continue to benefit from increased access to high-quality care.”

“This is a major investment for New York,” Senator Gillibrand said. “High quality health care must be accessible throughout our communities. This grant will help local health care centers in our state meet demand and expand to provide new services. By hiring more trained staff members, these centers will work more efficiently and New Yorkers will get the quality care they need.”

 In the Capital Region, the following centers will receive QIA funding:

  • Whitney M. Young, Jr., Health Center, Inc. – Albany, $61,680
  • Schenectady Family Health Services, Inc – Schenectady, $85,502

 In Western New York, the following centers will receive QIA funding:

  • The Chautauqua Center – Dunkirk, $58,376
  • Community Health Center of Buffalo – Buffalo, $92,083
  • Jericho Road Ministries, Inc. – Buffalo, $75,340
  • Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center – Buffalo, $174,502
  • Southern Tier community Health Center Network – Olean, $126,031

 In Central New York, the following centers will receive QIA funding:

  • East Hill Family Medical, Inc. – Auburn, $7,827
  • Family Health Network of Central New York, Inc. – Cortland, $97,150
  • Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. – Pulaski, $85,754
  • Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc. – Syracuse, $18,996

 In the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region, the following centers will receive QIA funding:

  • Anthony L Jordan Health Corp – Rochester, $95,786
  • Finger Lakes Migrant Health Care – Geneva, $174,301
  • Oak Orchard Community Health Center, Inc. – Brockport, $85,356
  • Rochester Primary Care Network – Rochester, $232,902
  • The Unity Hospital of Rochester – Rochester, $44,492

 In the Hudson Valley, the following centers will receive QIA funding:

  • Ezras Choilim Health Center, Inc. – Monroe, $95,497
  • The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center Inc. – Cornwall, $55,500
  • Hudson River Healthcare, Inc. – Peekskill, $369,924
  • Middletown Community Health Center, Inc. – Middletown, $57,733
  • Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. – Mount Vernon, $181,658
  • Open Door Family Medical Center, Inc. – Ossining, $249,611
  • Refuah Health Center, Inc. – Spring Valley, $91,141

 In the North Country, the following centers will receive QIA funding:

  • Hudson Headwaters Health Network – Glens Falls, $234,486
  • North Country Family Health Center, Inc. – Watertown, $79,702
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country, Inc. – Canton, $124,840

In New York City, the following centers will receive QIA funding: 

  • AHRC Health Care, INC. – Manhattan, $111,819
  • APICHA Community Health Center – Manhattan, $126,415
  • Beacon Christian Community Health Center – Staten Island, $40,500
  • The Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, Inc., – Brooklyn, $64,061
  • Betances Health Center – Manhattan, $71,921
  • Bronx Community Health Network – Bronx, $124,674
  • Bronx Lebanon Integrated Service System Inc – Bronx, $143,311
  • Brownsville Community Development Corporation – Brooklyn, $59,290
  • Care For The Homeless – Manhattan, $52,018
  • Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Inc. – Manhattan, $237,092
  • Community Health Center Of Richmond, Inc. – Staten Island, $105,654
  • Community Health Initiatives Inc. – Brooklyn, $10,500
  • Community Healthcare Network, Inc. – Manhattan, $145,660
  • Damian Family Care Centers, Inc. – Queens, $70,500
  • East Harlem Council For Human Services, Inc. – Manhattan, $55,320
  • Ezra Medical Center – Brooklyn, $48,175
  • The Floating Hospital Incorporated – Manhattan, $55,407
  • HELP/PSI Services Corp. – Bronx, $55,500
  • Heritage Health And Housing, Inc. – Manhattan, $111,156
  • Housing Works Health Services III, Inc. – Manhattan, $40,699
  • ICL Healthcare Choices, Inc. – Brooklyn, $69,922
  • The Institute For Family Health – Manhattan, $207,637
  • La Casa De Salud Inc. – Bronx, $73,472
  • Montefiore Medical Center – Manhattan, $66,434
  • Morris Heights Health Center Inc – Bronx, $128,200
  • ODA Primary Health Care Center, Inc. – Brooklyn, $50,500
  • William F Ryan Community Health Center Inc – Manhattan, $50,000
  • Settlement Health And Medical Services, Inc. – Manhattan, $53,667
  • Sunset Park Health Council, Inc. – Brooklyn, $256,076
  • The Joseph P Addabbo Family Health Center Inc – Queens, $106,094
  • Under 21 Inc – Manhattan, $14,474
  • Union Community Health Center, Inc. – Bronx, $128,965
  • Upper Room Aids Ministry, Inc.: Adult Day Health Care Center – Manhattan, $56,689
  • Urban Health Plan, Inc. – Manhattan, $264,803
  • Vocational Instruction Project Community Services, Inc. – Bronx, $88,203

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity. HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.