In a press release on August 11, 2015, US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the award of additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) funds to support 266 new health center sites in 46 states. These newly funded sites are expected to increase access to health care services for an additional 1.2 million patients nationwide.

Six existing health centers and 3 new organizations in New Jersey are among the nationwide awardees with a total award of $3,697,689 to serve an anticipated 30,073 additional individuals at 9 new locations.

New Jersey health centers that received the FY2015 NAP awards are:

Health Center/Organization Name



Award Amount

CompleteCare Health Network



Henry J. Austin Health Center, Inc.



The Jewish Renaissance Foundation, Inc.

Perth Amboy


City of Newark, New Jersey



Ocean Health Initiatives



Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey



Saint James Health, Inc.



Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc.



Zufall Health Center, Inc.



The HHS Press Release is available at

To see a complete list of all 266 NAP award winners, please visit:

This exciting announcement comes at a time when New Jersey’s Federally Qualified Health Centers, (FQHCs) along with their nationwide counterparts, are celebrating the National Health Center Week (NHCW): a week-long celebration to recognize the services and contributions of community health centers in providing access to affordable, high quality, and cost-effective healthcare to the medically underserved populations and communities nationwide.

New Jersey Health Centers Receive FY2015 New Access Point (NAP) Awards Under the Affordable Care Act