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August 13, 2018

More than half a million New Jerseyans (530,000) are served in the state’s 119 community health centers, which are a critical safety net for uninsured and underinsured residents. The state Department of Health is highlighting the centers’ important role in this, National Health Center Week. Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal said the centers are essential to “providing primary prevention, medical care, dental care and behavioral health care such as mental health treatment and substance abuse counseling.” The DOH funds the centers’ care of the uninsured and underinsured to the tune of $30 million annually.

A number of events for Health Center Week will take place throughout the state including health fairs, screenings, community walks and educational sessions.

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