Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano Announces More than $800,000 in Federal Funding for Eight Community Health Care Centers in the Bronx

Sep 29, 2016
Press Release
Health Center Program Funds will Allow Community-Based Centers in the South Bronx to Provide Care for Low-Income Patients

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that eight health care centers in the Bronx have been awarded a total of $811,493 in Health Center Cluster grants through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This federal funding will support a community health centers that provide a wide range of high-quality health care services and predominantly serve uninsured or underinsured patients.

“I strongly believe that health care is a right for every single American. This vital funding will allow several community-based health care centers and clinics to continue providing primary and preventative health care to Bronxites that depend on their services,” said Congressman Serrano. “Health Center Cluster grants are critical in helping remove barriers access to healthcare and guaranteeing high quality service in underserved communities like the Bronx. As a member of the Appropriations committee, I will continue to do all that I can to protect Health Center funding so no individual is denied the health care they need and deserve.”

The $811,493 in Health Center Cluster Grants will be distributed to the following centers in the South Bronx:

  1. Urban Health Plan, Inc. - $144,493
  2. Bronx-Lebanon Integrated Services System - $177,229
  3. Bronx Community Health Network, Inc. – $159,709
  4. HELP/Project Samaritan Services Corp. - $51,882
  5. La Casa De Salud, Inc. – $42,772
  6. Union Community Health Center, Inc. - $81,385
  7. Vocational Instructional Project Community Services, Inc. – $41,371
  8. Morris Heights Health Center – $112,652

 

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Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.

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