October 06, 2014

Gillibrand, Maloney Announce More Than $700,000 For The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center In Orange County

Funding Will Be Used to Help Prevent the Spread of HIV and Reduce its Impact on the Community

Newburgh, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today announced two grants totaling $718,792 for the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center in Orange County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will be used to monitor and reduce the effects and spread of HIV and AIDS.

“This is a major investment for the Hudson Valley,” Senator Gillibrand said. “Quality health care must be accessible throughout our communities. This grant will help the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center provide better care and support services for individuals living with HIV and AIDS, helping to improve their quality of life and providing the support services and education necessary to prevent the spread of these diseases.”

“The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center is a leader in providing quality health care to our neighbors, and this important investment helps make significant strides in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention - we have to keep working to bring an end to this global epidemic,” said Rep. Maloney.

“We are proud to be among the 22 health centers nationwide selected to be a part of this very important program,” said Linda Muller, President & CEO of The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center. “Through this grant opportunity, we will be creating a new and innovative approach to caring for those individuals who are struggling with HIV/AIDS and at the time, reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Hudson Valley. We look forward to working closely with the New York State AIDS Institute on engaging, educating and caring for these highly sensitive patients.”

The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center will run its Partnerships for Care (P4C) program which is jointly administered by the Centers for Disease Control and HSRA. The program’s goal is to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS in urban communities through accessible care, support services and education. The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center provides services for more than 20,000 adults and children throughout Newburgh and surrounding areas. The center provides a range of medical services including: pediatrics, internal medicine, dental, urgent care and women’s health care. The health care center employs more than 300 Hudson Valley residents.

The Health Resources and Services Administration works to improve access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity. HRSA’s programs expand health care services for individuals who are geographically isolated and for those in underserved communities.