HRHCare, one of largest federally qualified health center (FQHC) systems in the country, announced recently that it has received a $2.05 million grant from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to prevent and control obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke in Rockland and Westchester Counties. The funds were distributed to HRHCare and three other healthcare providers as part of a $7 million statewide grant administered through New York State Department of Health’s Local Initiatives for Multi Sector Public Health Action, or Local IMPACT, program. HRHCare’s selection for this grant is yet another testament to the unparalleled services it offers its patients in Rockland and Westchester Counties.
“HRHCare is honored to accept this grant, signifying our commitment to tackling the most persistent and devastating public health crises facing New York State today. We look forward to using the funds to provide needed care and promote healthy living in Westchester and Rockland Counties,” said Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH, president and CEO of HRHCare. “Governor Cuomo has taken an important position by recognizing the role community health can play in protecting our most vulnerable populations, and HRHCare is grateful to be leading in this critically important program.”
HRHCare operates five facilities in Westchester and Rockland Counties (at Haverstraw, Spring Valley, Peekskill and Yonkers), where residents suffer from some of the highest rates of chronic disease in the state. Governor Cuomo’s office has identified diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and asthma as leading causes of death, disability and rising health care costs in New York.