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The Center for Health, Education, Medicine and Dentistry in Lakewood and the Monmouth Family Health Center in Long Branch and are among 126 health centers nationwide that are receiving $155 million in federal stimulus funds to help an estimated 750,000 low-income people across the country. The funding is being provided by the Health Resources Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
“This funding will provide critical medical care to thousands of patients who use these Federally Qualified Health Centers in Monmouth and Ocean counties,” said Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard.
The centers awarded funding are part of a statewide network of 20 community health centers—with a total of 91 sites—that provide primary and preventive health services to patients who are either uninsured, enrolled in FamilyCare or recipients of Medicaid and Medicare. More than 300,000 patients received care in community health centers last year, and because of the economy, the centers are expecting to see an increase in patients of between 3 and 4 percent.
The centers awarded federal stimulus funds had already been approved as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) “Look-Alikes,” but not yet qualified for full FQHC funding.
Katherine Grant-Davis, President and CEO of the New Jersey Primary Care Association, the trade association that oversees the work of the health centers in
“We are thrilled that this money has become available for the residents of
“This funding comes at a critical time for our health center,” said Dr. David Friedman, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Health, Education, Medicine and Dentistry in
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