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Lowey Announces $925K Grant For Peekskill's Hudson River HealthCare

Rep. Nita Lowey
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PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) announced a $925,975 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grant to Hudson River HealthCare, Inc. of Peekskill to provide quality care to people living with HIV.

“We have made great strides in combating HIV, but much more must be done” said Lowey. “This grant will allow Hudson River HealthCare to offer early intervention and quality health care for people living with HIV. I’m pleased this local organization will be able to help those in need and, as Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for investments that help patients live longer and healthier lives.”

The Ryan White program grants seek to assist people living with HIV by supporting primary medical care and essential support services. The program helps an estimated 536,000 people nationally each year.

“The amount initially was small but we’ve grown and now cover a 10-county region with more than 400 people in the HIV program, so the awards have increased. We are very proud to say that we had our performance review from HRSA recently and met 19 of the 19 standards. This money allows us to provide the highest quality of care to HIV patients and their families, including early intervention, outreach, peer support, primary care services, care management, strong nursing support and a family approach,” said Anne Nolon, president and chief executive officer of Hudson River HealthCare.

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, first authorized in 1990, is funded at $2.32 billion in fiscal year 2015. The Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and HIV/AIDS Bureau.

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