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The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Inc. will receive more than $106,000 in federal funding.
By Michael V. Cusenza
Two borough community health centers will receive a portion of the $6,400,528 in federal funds recently allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (both D-N.Y.) announced on Thursday.
According to the elected officials, the Health Center Quality Improvement funds are rewards for 62 New York-based healthcare centers that have exceeded or met quality standards and patient care goals.
The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Inc., which boasts facilities on Ozone Park, Jamaica, and Far Rockaway; and Damian Family Care Centers, Inc., with facilities in Richmond Hill, Long Island City, and Jamaica, are set to get $106,094 and $70,500 in Quality Improvement Activities funds, respectively. More than half – 35 – of the community health centers on the QIA funds list are located in New York City.
“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,” Senate Minority Leader Schumer said. “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.”