Saratoga, NY – Yesterday, after Congresswoman's Stefanik strong support of Community Health Centers, the Heath Resources and Services Administration disbursed appropriated funds from the CARES Act to Federally Qualified Community Health Centers. Hudson Headwaters Health Network received $1.9 million for COVID-19-related activities and capacity building efforts. The Community Health Center of the North Country received $705,000.
“I pushed hard for Community Health Centers in my district to be included in the CARES Act relief package,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Many of my constituents depend on our Community Health Centers, which are critical resources for rural communities. I’m grateful that both Hudson Headwaters and the Community Health Center of the North Country have received this funding so they have the resources to combat COVID-19 and properly care for their patients during this unprecedented and challenging time. Our entire community is inspired by the diligence and hard work of our healthcare workers on the front lines, and my office will continue to be a strong advocate for Community Health Centers and all North Country healthcare workers – heroes living among us.”
“We applaud Representative Stefanik, Senator Schumer, and Senator Gillibrand for their efforts to secure funding for CHCs, including Hudson Headwaters, in the CARES Act,” said Dr. D. Tucker Slingerland, CEO of Hudson Headwaters Health Network. “Their leadership on this bipartisan effort is exactly the kind of cooperation we are seeing on the front lines among our regional hospital partners and health care allies. More funding and resources will be crucial as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds and we look forward to continued cooperation and progress on all fronts.”