On Final Day of National Health Centers Week, Norcross Announces More Than $305K in Federal Grants for South Jersey Community Health Centers
August 9, 2019
Today, on the final day of National Health Centers Week, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that two federally-qualified health centers in South Jersey will receive $305,795 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Program.
CAMcare Health Corporation, which has serviced Camden and Gloucester counties since 1978, will receive $167,000 to provide care for those in need in South Jersey. Project H.O.P.E., which specializes the health and well-being of homeless residents in Camden, will receive $138,795 to provide healthcare to the homeless and enhance substance abuse programs.
“Everyone ought to have access to quality health care. It’s that simple, and community health centers play an important role in ensuring there’s access for all. That’s why, this week, we’re celebrating Health Center Week together to recognize health centers like CAMcare and Project H.O.P.E. that provide high-quality healthcare for South Jersey families that need it most, and, in turn, keep our neighbors healthy and out of Emergency Rooms,” said Congressman Norcross. “Investments like these improve the well-being of our neighbors and friends, help us battle the disease of addiction at home and support jobs for hard-working health care professionals who devote their time to helping others.”
Earlier today, Norcross joined CAMcare, other South Jersey providers and patients at an event on Federal Street in Camden to celebrate the end of a successful Health Center Week. He told the providers about the grants in-person and the news was well-received.