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Velázquez Announces Multi-Million Dollar Grant for Sunset Park Health Council

Velázquez Announces Multi-Million Dollar Grant for Sunset Park Health Council
November 26, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) announced that a local Sunset Park health center within New York’s 7th Congressional District has received nearly $6.5 million in federal resources to boost their public health program.  

“I am proud to announce that Sunset Park Health Council, Inc. will receive federal funding to continue offering community-based health programs sensitive to cultural, ethnic and linguistic identities,” said Velázquez. “This is a sizeable grant and demonstrates the extensive, positive impact this organization has had and will continue having on our Sunset Park community.”

Sunset Park Health Council, Inc. has served Sunset Park for over 40 years with comprehensive primary and dental care for children, youth, adults and families. From counseling to health education, the organization has successfully implemented best practices in medicine and community-building. It was announced this week that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Sunset Park Health Council, Inc. with $6,467,323 in federal funds to continue its Health Center Cluster program.

“Providing culturally relevant health services in our community is vital to ending health disparities,” said Velázquez. “Sunset Park Health Council is a critical community anchor and I’m excited it’s receiving this significant federal investment.”

“We are so thankful for Congresswoman Velazquez’s support in obtaining these federal funds, which will allow us to serve more than 110,000 people each year,” said Larry McReynolds, executive director of Family Health Centers at New York University Langone Health. “These funds provide increased access to medical, dental and behavioral health for New Yorkers to improve the health of our communities.”