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.