Rep. Norcross Announces More Than $2.1 Million to Modernize
South Jersey Health Centers and Support Underserved Communities
CHERRY HILL, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that thanks to the American Rescue Plan, three South Jersey federally qualified health care centers (FQHCs) will receive a total of $2,119,607 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fund COVID-19 and primary health care infrastructure needs in medically underserved communities.
Specifically, South Jersey FQHCs will receive:
- $922,272 to CAMcare Health Corporation, which has provided health care to Camden and Gloucester counties since 1978.
- $661,535 to Osborn Family Health Center, which provides patients with access to primary health care.
- $535,800 to Project H.O.P.E., which specializes in the health and well-being of homeless residents in Camden.
“Everyone deserves access to quality health care, and community health centers ensure there’s access for the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Congressman Norcross. “This funding from the American Rescue Plan will allow community health centers to build, renovate, or expand facilities and purchase state-of-the-art equipment to enhance pandemic response in communities hit especially hard by COVID-19.”
“We appreciate the hard work Congressman Norcross put in to secure the Health Center Infrastructure Support grant for CAMcare Health,” said Mark Roberts, President and CEO of CAMcare Health. “We will utilize these monies to improve the quality of service to our communities. Our Clementon facility, in particular, will be modernized using these funds.”
“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), American Rescue Plan – Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements (ARP-Capital, C8E) one-time funding will enable Project H.O.P.E. to make alterations and renovations at the West Street Health Center to provide workspace for COVID vaccines, testing and support quality clinical activities and telehealth visits,” said Patricia DeShields, CEO of Project H.O.P.E.. “This renovation funding will ensure that patients will have more equitable access to high-quality primary health care. Access to the high-quality care provided by Project H.O.P.E. and all other HRSA funded health centers has grown even more important during this COVID-19 pandemic.”
The grants come from HHS as part of nearly $1 billion in American Rescue Plan funding to nearly 1,300 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program-funded health centers around the nation. These awards will strengthen our primary health care infrastructure and advance health equity and health outcomes in medically underserved communities, including through projects that support COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination. For a full list of awards in New Jersey alone, click here.