Sunset Park Health Council gets federal funding

It’s a big win for Sunset Park.

The Sunset Park Health Council was awarded $270,833 by theDepartment of Health and Human Services (HHS) through theAffordable Care Act, announced HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.Total rewards of $28.8 million were given to 67 community healthcenter programs nationwide, thanks to this initiative under the newHealth Care Reform Bill.

We are making an investment in the health of people and the healthof our communities, Sebelius said in a statement. We are removingbarriers that stand in the way of affordable and accessible primaryhealth services.

Two other centers in Brooklyn: HousingWorks and ICL HealthcareChoices were also given funds. These grants will maximize accessand availability to primary care services for the country’sneediest neighborhoods.

It is fitting that these awards are announced as we celebrateNational Health Center Week, said Health Resource and ServiceAdministrator Mary K. Wakefield, PH.D., R.N. These awardees jointhe 1,100 current health center grantees that provide affordablecommunity-based primary care to more than 19 million people acrossthe country.

Health Center New Access Point grants, listed by organization andstate, are available for viewing at fact sheet about community health centers can be found at

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