Nyack, NY – On Wednesday, May 10th, U.S. Congresswoman Nita Lowey joined HRHCare President and CEO Anne Kauffman Nolon, Nyack Mayor Jen White, and representatives from the American Cancer Society and Alzheimer’s Association for a press conference at the HRHCare Community Health Center in Nyack to discuss the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH)upcoming All of Us research project and the importance of health care access for all.
“The groundbreaking work done at HRHCare and other Hudson Valley institutions in the All of Us project will really save lives and help our local economy along the way,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey. “I am so proud of the work being done here.”
HRHCare will serve in the pilot program of All of Us, which seeks to extend medical research to individuals from all communities and walks of life by gathering data from one million people nationwide. This project is designed to accelerate and diversify research, and improve health for all.
“The leadership of Nita Lowey helped Congress turn around their budget, with a $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health,” said Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH, President and CEO of HRHCare. “And we are so honored that the National Institutes of Health chose HRHCare as one of just six FQHCs nationwide to participate in the All of Us research project.”
Congresswoman Lowey and Mrs. Nolon also spoke to how the American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill recently passed by the House of Representatives would disenfranchise special populations in need of health care, including, children, veterans, people with disabilities, and those benefitting from chronic disease treatment. Both voiced the hope that the Senate’s proposed version of the House bill would ensure that pre-existing conditions, gender, and age would not be grounds for discrimination, and reaffirm the nation’s commitment to protect health care for all.
HRHCare has been a presence in Rockland County for the past 10 years, with health centers opening in Haverstraw and Spring Valley in 2007 and 2011 respectively. The Nyack location is the 28th in a community health network stretching across the Hudson Valley and Long Island, and is the first HRHCare health center to offer urgent care.
Founded over 40 years ago as a Federally Qualified Health Center, HRHCare Community Health is one of the nation’s largest community health providers. The HRHCare network of 28 health centers throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island provides affordable, accessible care to over 175,000 patients through more than 650,000 visits annually. Our more than 350 primary care practitioners and 700 specialists and support staff have made HRHCare a destination for convenient, high-quality care for all.
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