The Race to Build More Federally Funded Health Centers in New Jersey

January 13, 2012

Category: NJNI in the News

New Jersey’s federally qualified health centers are very busy places — understandably so, given that most of their patients are either uninsured or on Medicaid. But for Kathy Grant Davis, president of the New Jersey Primary Care Association, current capacity is only one of her concerns. She is looking to 2014, when federal healthcare reform will drive up the number of patients who rely on FQHCs.

In order to serve that growing population, Davis plans on opening another 30 FQHC locations. But Davis said keeping the expansion on track will hinge in large measure on New Jersey winning more federal money. Read More