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Connolly Receives Award for Supporting Community Health Centers
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Connolly Receives Award for Supporting Community Health Centers

From the Office of Congressman Gerald Connolly:

 

WOODBRIDGE –Congressman Gerry Connolly received a national award Tuesday for his strong support for community health centers in Virginia and across the nation at a ceremony in Woodbridge.

Connolly received the Advocacy Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers at a luncheon meeting of the Greater Prince William Community Health Center's Board of Directors and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce's councils on nonprofits, health and wellness.

The Prince William center’s board nominated Connolly for the national award to recognized his successful efforts in 2009 to help the Woodbridge-based health center secure a $1.1 million grant to keep the facility from closing permanently.  The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provided the needed infusion of funds to keep the health center's doors open.

The Prince William facility provides health care on a sliding payment scale to thousands of under-served residents of the Prince William area.

"The Greater Prince William Community Health Center and 100 other community health centers across the Commonwealth fill an important void in health care for tens of thousands of hard-working Virginia families by providing lower-cost access to quality medical services," Congressman Connolly said.

“I’m honored to receive this national award from the NACHC, but my greater reward is knowing that my efforts have helped insure that thousands of Prince William residents are able to receive the medical services they need at a cost they can afford.

The Greater Prince William Community Health Center nominated Connolly for the award.

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