HHS, N.Y.S. DOH AND ELECTEDS ANNOUNCE LUTHERAN AS RECIPIENT OF $6 MILLION IN FUNDING
Friday, May 11, 2012
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, N.Y.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS JOIN TOGETHER TO ANNOUNCE LUTHERAN AS RECIPIENT OF $6 MILLION IN AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FUNDS
Press conference set for 1:30 p.m. on May 14 at Lutheran's Sunset Terrace Family Health Center
May 11, 2012, Brooklyn, NY
Representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the New York State Department of Health will join together with local elected officials at 1:30 p.m. on May 14 at the Sunset Terrace Family Health Center (514 49th Street, Brooklyn, NY) to officially announce Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC) as the recipient of a total of $6,048,345 in grants made possible through President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Under this act, funds will be used to help community health centers build and expand their centers, create new jobs, and increase access to health care for an additional 860,000 patients.
"We are grateful for the support we have received as a result of the Affordable Care Act," said Larry K. McReynolds, executive director, LFHC. "These funds will increase our capacity for providing vital services to all members of our community, specifically at the Park Slope Family Health Center, Sunset Terrace Family Health Center, and in the Community Medicine Program."
Congresswoman Velazquez has stated, "Community Health Centers are a proven model of delivering quality care to vulnerable populations that otherwise have few medical options. The Affordable Care Act, which I was proud to support, wisely invested in these institutions, improving health care in our local neighborhoods."
The Park Slope Family Health Center has been awarded $500,000 through the Capital Development-Immediate Facility Improvement grant from HRSA to support the expansion of the health center. Additional exam rooms and dental operatories will allow the health center to serve an additional 500 medical patients in 2,000 visits and 1,400 dental patients in 3,000 visits. The funding will also support the creation of a prevention-focused, comprehensive adolescent health program.
Additionally, the Sunset Terrace Family Health Center has been awarded $5,000,000 from the Capital Development-Building Capacity Program grant from HRSA to aid in the expansion of the health center. The site will be able to add 6,200 square feet through new construction and renovating 3,800 square feet to add general primary medical and dental care services. This expansion project will allow the health center to forge a new model of integrated primary and behavioral health care, expand HIV primary care capacity, and respond to the general expansionary pressures in the service area for greater primary care capacity, both medical and dental, for low income populations.
Lutheran's Community Medicine Program has been awarded $548,345 from the Service Area Competition from HRSA to expand services at Bowery Residents' Committee's (BRC) Bowery Safe Haven (317 Bowery Street) and the Chemical Dependency Crisis Center (127 25th Street) in lower Manhattan. This will create a system of integrated, interlocking programming that creates a safety net for the homeless in high need, to respond sensitively and flexibly to those needs with comprehensive primary care and support.
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