Engel Announces $1,544,866 Federal Grant for Mount Vernon Health Center Network

Mar 1, 2018

Mount Vernon, NY — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced today that the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network has been awarded a $1,544,866 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The funding will continue to support the delivery of comprehensive, affordable primary care services to members of the Mt. Vernon, Yonkers, and Greenburgh communities.

“The Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network provides quality health services to those who need it most,” Congressman Engel said. “Without the Center’s services, many of our neighbors would not have a place to turn for compassionate care. I am pleased these federal funds will continue to support the Center’s tremendous work in communities like Mount Vernon, Yonkers, and Greenburgh.”

"This federal grant will make an impactful difference in the lives of our most vulnerable patients," said Opal Dunstan, CEO of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network, Yonkers Community Health Center and Greenburgh Health Center. "These funds along with our recent recognition as a Health Center Quality Leader, from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) reaffirms our value to our patients, families and community."
Please note this press release was originally published on March 1, 2018 by Congressman Engel’s House of Representative’s office and posted to this website no sooner than 72 hours after initial publication.