April 20, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4.3 Million In Federal Funding For New York City And Long Island Hospitals And Health Centers To Provide HIV And AIDS Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

People With Serious Underlying Medical Conditions, Like HIV And AIDS, Might Be At Higher Risk For Severe Illness From COVID-19

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,333,157 in federal funding for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients. This funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funding, secured through the CARES Act, will help provide people with HIV or AIDS with the care necessary to combat COVID-19.

“I fought tooth and nail to include massive resources for healthcare providers in the coronavirus response bill to make sure they have the resources needed to provide every New Yorker with life-saving medical care, including those with an underlying condition like HIV-AIDS,” said Senator Schumer“This federal funding supports care for those with HIV or AIDS, who are at higher risk from COVID-19. I will continue to do everything I can to ensure that all New Yorkers have the care they need throughout this crisis.”

“Those with underlying health conditions are most at risk if they are infected with coronavirus. HIV and AIDS compromise the body's immune system which makes it harder to fight off infection,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will help provide the care and preventative services needed to ensure the safety and well-being of the HIV and AIDS community. I am proud to have fought for this funding that will help ensure New Yorkers at risk receive the resources and support they need to stay healthy through this challenging time.”

HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS program provides services to more than half a million people with HIV each year. The program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications for low-income people living with HIV, who are uninsured and underserved. The program funds grants to states, cities/counties, and local community-based organizations to provide care and treatment services to people living with HIV in order to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations.

The full breakdown of funding amounts for hospitals and health centers in specific regions can be found below:

Recipient

Totals

NEW YORK CITY

 

ST LUKE'S-ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL CENTER

$137,263

 

East Harlem Council For Human Services, Inc.

$53,750

 

LA CASA DE SALUD INC.

$59,250

 

PROJECT RENEWAL, INC.

$20,000

 

Brooklyn Hospital Center, The

$109,367

 

MORRIS HEIGHTS HEALTH CENTER INC

$75,750

 

MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL

$115,138

Bronx Community Health Network

$106,481

 

Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

$400,000

 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

$46,193

 

MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL

$26,906

 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

$90,875

 

BronxCare Health System

$122,353

 

NEW YORK, CITY OF

$1,000,000

 

BROOKLYN PLAZA MEDICAL CENTER

$62,000

 

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

$135,206

 

DOMINICAN SISTERS FAMILY HEALTH SERVICE, INC., THE

$35,891

 

NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS CORPORATION

$26,078

Research Foundation For The State University Of New York, The

$26,952

NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS CORPORATION

$26,488

NEW YORK AND PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL, THE

$27,898

NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS CORPORATION

$64,750

Community Healthcare Network, Inc.

$81,250

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

$147,845

APICHA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

$103,250

Institute For Family Health, The

$88,125

Community Health Project, Inc.

$167,564

ST LUKE'S-ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL CENTER

$65,062

Research Foundation For The State University Of New York, The

$57,204

NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS CORPORATION

$106,481

Community Health Project, Inc.

$24,073

Puerto Rican Organization To Motivate, Enlighten, And Serve Addicts, Inc, The

$45,500

THE ADDABBO JOSEPH P FAMILY HEALTH CENTER INC

$75,750

RYAN, WILLIAM F COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER INC

$106,481

Sunset Park Health Council, Inc.

$78,500

NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS CORPORATION

$129,568

LONG ISLAND

NASSAU, COUNTY OF

$237,414

North Shore University Hospital

$50,501